Title: Research Associate
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy, Research Associate, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Toronto, Dr. Sackmann Christy chose to remain at her alma mater and further her education. By 1965, she acquired a Master’s in astronomy, going on to earn a PhD in astrophysics in 1968. In 1969, she began her career as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Goettingen in Germany and at the Max- Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich. In the years that followed, she proceeded to complete research at Hamburger Sternwarte and the California Institute of Technology. In 1981, Dr. Sackmann Christy became a faculty associate at the latter institution, where she continues to excel every day.
She has worn “many hats” in addition to her life in science. She worked as “First Lady” of Caltech during the period when her husband was President of Caltech. She accomplished her dream of becoming a mother and raising happy and successful children. She put considerable effort into making successful investments. She became an enthusiastic equestrian. She had always had an interest in architecture, and designed a large get-away home and associated structures. When she was struck with invasive breast cancer, she managed to find a cure and survive it and is cancer-free seventeen years later.
Outside of her scientific ventures, Dr. Sackmann Christy is a published author. In 2013, her book, “Achieving the Rare – Robert F. Christy’s Journey in Physics and Beyond,” was made available to readers. Moreover, she has contributed multiple articles to distinguished professional journals. In light of her accomplishments, Dr. Sackmann Christy was named the Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century by Personalities of America in 2000. As a further testament to her success, she is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
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