Geoffrey Marcy is a prominent astronomer best known for his work recognizing and discovering “exoplanets,” which are planets outside our solar system.
In 2015, while he was a professor at University of California, Berkeley, Marcy was accused of multiple incidents of sexual harassment. The allegations included repeated inappropriate physical contact, including unwanted kissing, groping, and massages.
Marcy acknowledged the truth of most of the allegations, although he disputed some. He resigned shortly after the allegations were made public.
- Geoffrey Marcy’s Berkeley Astronomy Colleagues Call for His Dismissal (Published 2015) (The New York Times)
- Famous Berkeley Astronomer Violated Sexual Harassment Policies Over Many Years (BuzzFeed News)
- Berkeley astronomers call for colleague’s firing over sexual harassment (Ars Technica)
- https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2456355/updated-berkeley-astronomy-statement.pdf (documentcloud)