“I was always attracted by the cosmos— the deep, dark mysteries it held have always seduced me.”

Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Yale, where she also directs the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities. She is the author of 'Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos.' She was also the first woman in Astrophysics to be elected as a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge.

Priya is widely regarded for her work in mapping dark matter, dark energy, and particularly her work in gravitational lensing, as well in models describing the assembly and accretion histories of supermassive black holes.

'She has pioneered the mapping and modeling of the universe’s invisible contents.' - Quanta Magazine

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