Alumni Hall of Fame
Esther Hu '70

Esther Hu is an accomplished scholar in the fields of astronomy and cosmology. After graduating from Bronx Science, Esther was educated in physics at M.I.T and earned her Ph.D. in astrophysics at Princeton in 1980. After completing her education, Hu became a research associate with the X-Ray group at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and then a postdoctoral fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Hu currently serves as a professor of astronomy at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. In the course of her career, Hu has studied successively more distant objects across the Universe using more and more sensitive telescopes and instruments. In fact, Hu currently holds the record for distant object detection. She is a noted researcher and has articles in a wide variety of acclaimed journals.

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