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Out of the shadows : contributions of twentieth-century women to physics

Author: Nina Byers; Gary A Williams
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Why are there so few prominent female physicists? Traditionally women have faced barriers in higher education, denying them access to higher learning and scientific laboratories. Today many of these barriers have been breached, but the female pioneers who overcame discrimination and became major players in their fields remain largely in the shadows. Their names deserve to be known and the importance of their work,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Byers; Gary A Williams
ISBN: 0521821975 9780521821971
OCLC Number: 62891583
Description: xxv, 471 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Freeman J. Dyson --
Introduction / Nina Byers --
Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) / Joan Mason --
Margaret Eliza Maltby (1860-1944) / Peggy Aldrich Kidwell --
Agnes Pockels (1862-1935) / Gary A. Williams --
Marie Curie (1867-1934) / Abraham Pais --
Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) / Jean L. Turner --
Harriet Brooks (1876-1933) / C.W. Wong --
Lise Meitner (1878-1968) / Ruth Lewin Sime --
Emmy Noether (1882-1935) / Nina Byers --
Inge Lehmann (1888-1993) / Bruce A. Bolt --
Marietta Blau (1894-1970) / Leopold Halpern and Maurice M. Shapiro --
Hertha Sponer (1895-1968) / Helmut Rechenberg --
Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) / Hélène Langevin-Joliot and Pierre Radvanyi --
Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) / Gary A. Williams --
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979) / Vera C. Rubin --
Mary Lucy Cartwright (1900-1998) / Freeman J. Dyson --
Bertha Swirles Jeffreys (1903-1999) / Ruth M. Williams --
Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale (1903-1971) / Judith Milledge --
Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) / Steven A. Moszkowski --
Helen Dick Megaw (1907-2002) / A. Michael Glazer and Christine Kelsey --
Yvette Cauchois (1908-1999) / Christiane Bonnelle --
Marguerite Catherine Perey (1909-1975) / Jean-Pierre Adloff and George B. Kauffman --
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) / Jenny P. Glusker --
Gertrude Scharff Goldhaber (1911-1998) / Alfred Scharff Goldhaber --
Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) / Noémie Benczer-Koller --
Eleanor Margaret Burbidge (1919- ) / Virginia Trimble --
Phyllis StCyr Freier (1921-1992) / Cecil J. Waddington --
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921- ) / M.S. Dresselhaus and F.A. Stahl --
Esther Conwell (1922- ) / Lewis Rothberg --
Cécile DeWitt-Morette (1922- ) / Bryce DeWitt --
Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (1923- ) / James W. York, Jr. --
Vera Cooper Rubin (1928- ) / Robert J. Rubin --
Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus (1930- ) / G. Dresselhaus and F.A. Stahl --
Myriam P. Sarachik (1933- ) / Jonathan R. Friedman --
Juliet Lee-Franzini (1933- ) / Paolo Franzini --
Helen Thom Edwards (1936- ) / John Peoples, Jr. --
Mary Katharine Gaillard (1939- ) / Andrzej J. Buras --
Renata Kallosh (1943- ) / Andrei Linde and Michael Gutperle --
Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943- ) / Ferdinand V. Coroniti and Gary A. Williams --
Gail Hanson (1947- ) / David G. Cassel --
San Lan Wu / David B. Cline.
Responsibility: edited by Nina Byers and Gary Williams.
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An accurate and authoritative 2006 description of the women who made original and important contributions to physics, documenting their major discoveries and putting their work into its historical  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'As this inspiring gallery of heroines makes plain, there's no such thing as female science - just female scientists, including some very great ones. Their achievements span a Read more...

 
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