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Margherita Hack

Italian astrophysicist and popular science writer

1922   -   2013

country of citizenship: Italy, Kingdom of Italy
language of expression: Italian
educated at: University of Florence
occupation: professor, astrophysicist, physicist, astronomer, non-fiction writer, secular activist, researcher
award received: medal for merit in science and culture (Italy), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
position held: professor

Margherita Hack (Italian: [marɡeˈriːta ˈ(h)ak]; 12 June 1922 – 29 June 2013) was an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator. The asteroid 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honour.
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