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Sandra Faber

Sandra Faber

Sandra 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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