DR. PAULINE AUSTIN-RADAR PIONEER

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Exhibit Design: Proun Design, LLC
Fabrication: Advanced Imaging, Inc.
Opened: 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

In the male-dominated field of radar physics, Dr. Pauline Austin was a giant. Her understanding of electromagnetic theory and radar technology enabled her to develop new and more precise methods for analyzing weather data. Director of the MIT Radar Laboratory from 1956-1979 she lead the transition from analog to digital radar analytics.

An exhibit recognizing Dr. Austin's achievements is currently on display in the MIT Green Building, home of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climates.