Dr. Chung-Pei Ma

Most people would be satisfied to be a renowned professor of astrophysics at UC Berkeley ...

But for Dr. Chung-Pei Ma, a passion for music is as much a part of her life as studying the formation and evolution of the universe. She spends part of every day studying galaxies and the supermassive black holes at their center.

And when she feels her energy fading, she picks up the violin she has been playing since college. As she passionately plays, the galaxies somehow don't seem so far away after all.