Profile: Scientist Saeqa Vrtilek

Profile: Scientist Saeqa Vrtilek

The video screening of Minority Women in Science and the live studio shoot of Science Live at CCTV are coming up soon. So, let me introduce to you briefly one of the women scientists participating in both events: Dr. Saeqa Vrtilek.

She is a Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. She has an undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT and a PhD in Astronomy from Columbia University. She has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship by the American Association of University Women and a Science Fellowship by the Radcliffe Bunting Institute. Her areas of interest include the physics of accretion disks and jets, multi wavelength studies of X-ray binaries and planetary nebulae, science education, and public outreach.

For more information about the upcoming live shoot, please send email to or and let us know whether or not you are interested and available for a crew position.

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