Faber is University Professor of Astronomy at the University of California,
Santa Cruz. She is the discoverer of the so-called "Faber-Jackson
relation" linking the brightness of elliptical galaxies to the speeds of
stars orbiting within them. Her work with Hubble Space Telescope focuses on the
centers of galaxies, which often harbor massive black holes, according to
evidence gathered by her team. She has played a major management role in the
construction of the world's largest telescopes, the twin 400-inch Keck
Telescopes in Hawaii. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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