The astronomer was one of the main candidates to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, especially if soon confirmed the first direct detection of dark matter. For some its history embodied inequality for years behind the most prestigious award in science. of 1901, the men have taken the 99% the Nobel, awards that are only given in life. Rubin received major awards such as the U.S. Science Medal and was a member of his country’s National Academy of Sciences.. 
Vera Rubin was honorary doctor of numerous universities, including Harvard and Yale.
Born in Philadelphia 1928, his observations and analyzes in the 1970s changed the way the universe was measured and understood in all its complexity.. He was also in charge of examining the rotation of more than 200 galaxies and among his major findings he discovered that stars far from the galactic center were moving at the same speed as those closest to the interior..
Such a discovery contradicted the rules on which astronomy was based until then, as it argued that distant stars had to turn more slowly. And yet Dr. Rubin, using as a reference Newton's laws, established that it was possible to order velocity method because the edges of galaxies existed too dense and invisible that exerts a force on the stars. Another of his most important contributions to astronomy was his theory of dark matter, a concept in force today that represents a 27% mass and energy exists in the known universe. 
It all began with a Masters Course which gave Rubin the early 60. Vera suggested that the six students in the course work on determining a star's rotation curve in our galaxy that were far from the center.. The summary of the article can be read: “Per radis R> 8.5 kpc, the rotation curve is flat and does not decrease as would be expected if the orbits were Keplerian”. After publication, Many comments were negative and unpleasant to. This was first published and flat rotation curve, Nowadays, the article is still quoted. The editor said he accepted the article, but did not publish the names of students. Vera will replicate, overwhelming: “Then remove the article”. The editor stepped back and all the students signed the article 
This is a battle that must be fought young women. Thirty years ago we thought the battle would end soon, but equality is not as elusive dark matter