Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. This year we're acknowledging the astrophysicist, Kathy Romer, based at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Romer is a leading researcher and commentator on the cosmological model. As part of her work at the Sussex Astronomy Centre, she uses multi-wavelength observations of clusters of galaxies to test cosmological theories. She is also exploring the vexed area of dark energy and dark flow, and is a member of the Dark Energy Survey.
Her clear and cogent comments on the recent BBC documentary on Dark Flow give an exceptional insight into her value as a communicator of complex scientific ideas.