Jenny Magnes

Honoring Marjatta Lyyra, Temple University

Submitted by Jenny Magnes, Vassar College

Marjatta Lyyra has a vision for science and society. She has dedicated her career to advance science while jump starting the career of many physicist. As woman in physics she had to overcome many overwhelming hurdles serving as a role model to her students. Marjatta is one of the most selfless human beings I have ever met. Her perseverance and kindness make make for a better society. I wish for many more ways to celebrate her contributions in high resolution spectroscopy and quantum optics.

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