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Hold on! Correction on "Young Black Scientist Makes History"

Correction to A Young Black Scientist Making History! - Fabienne Bastien is the first Black female astronomer to publish a first-author Nature article. I stated that she was the first Black astronomer.

I wrote my article about Fabienne Bastien after participating in an email thread with Keivan Stassun on a related topic. He mentioned that Fabienne was the first Black female astronomer to publish in Nature. I missed that key qualifier, which was totally my mistake. I should have A) carefully reread Keivan's email before rushing to post and B) done my own literature search.

Having done both now, here are some other notable examples of Black Astronomers publishing first-author papers in Nature:

Walker, A. D. M.; Greenwald, R. A.; Stuart, W. F.; Green, C. A. 1978Natur.273..646W
Basri, Gibor 2001Natur.411..145B
Basri, Gibor 2004Natur.430...24B
Marchis et al. 2005Natur.436..822M
Marchis et al. 2006Natur.439..565M

I apologize for this oversight, particularly to Franck, Gibor and the late Art Walker. I promise to blog more responsibly in the future. I make no excuse for my error, but I don't think it takes away from the greater points of my post. Thanks to Kyle for questioning my accuracy in the comments area!


Dr. Hoffman said…
Well, your question is still germane: "why the hell is this record being set in 2013 and not 1985?!" But it's a fabulous achievement, and I'm so proud to know Fabienne! Huge congratulations to her!
Bryan said…
Carl Rouse, 1969:

Charles McGruder, 1978:

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