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Profile: Priya Natarajan

Theoretical astrophysicist Priya Natarajan has loved atlases and maps since she was a little girl.
Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightNova
By Michael Rivera

Yale University theoretical astrophysicist Priya Natarajan has loved atlases and maps since she was a little girl. Today, she’s gathering a giant database of celestial distortions, created by gravity’s bending of light, in a quest to find—and ultimately map—dark matter.

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