is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia
University. She received a BA in physics and astronomy with a concentration
in philosophy from Barnard, a PhD from MIT in the Center for Theoretical
Physics, and subsequently worked at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical
Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center for Particle Astrophysics (CfPA)
at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to England.
There she held an Advanced Fellowship at the University of Cambridge
in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).
Just prior to returning to the states she was awarded a Fellowship from
the National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts to be a scientist-in-residence
at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing in Oxford. She has worked
on theories of the Early Universe, Chaos, and Black Holes.
the author of How The Universe Got Its Spots: Diary Of A Finite Time
In A Finite Space and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.