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Women scientists : reflections, challenges, and breaking boundaries

Author: Magdolna Hargittai
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Magdolna Hargittai uses over fifteen years of in-depth conversation with female physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and other scientists to form cohesive ideas on the state of the modern female scientist. The compilation, based on sixty conversations, examines unique challenges that women with serious scientific aspirations face. In addition to addressing challenges and the unjustifiable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Collected biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Magdolna Hargittai
ISBN: 9780199359981 0199359989
OCLC Number: 884500448
Description: xiii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Husband and wife teams --
The Curie "Dynasty" --
Gerty and Carl Cori --
Ilona Banga and József Baló --
Rita and John W. Cornforth --
Jane M. and Donald J. Cram --
Mildred and Gene Dresselhaus --
Gertrude Scharff and Maurice Goldhaber --
Isabella and Jerome Karle --
Eva and George Klein --
Sylvy and Arthur Kornberg --
Militza N. Lyubimova and Vladimir A. Engelhardt --
Ida and Walter Noddack --
Further comments --
At the top --
Jocelyn Bell Burnell --
Yvonne Brill --
Mildred Cohn --
Gertrude B. Elion --
Mary Gaillard --
Maria Goeppert Mayer --
Darleane C. Hoffman --
Vilma Hugonnai --
Frances Oldham Kelsey --
Olga Kennard --
Reiko Kuroda --
Nicole M. Le Douarin --
Rita Levi-Montalcini --
Jennifer L. McKimm-Breschkin --
Anne McLaren --
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard --
Sigrid Peyerimhoff --
Miriam Rothschild --
Vera C. Rubin --
Margarita Salas --
Myriam P. Sarachik --
Marit Traetteberg --
Chien-Shiung Wu --
Rosalyn Yalow --
Ada Yonath --
Women scientists in Russia --
Irina P. Beletskaya --
Rakhil Kh. Freidlina --
Elena G. Galpern --
Irina G. Goryacheva --
Antonina F. Prikhotko --
Women scientists in India --
Charusita Chakravarty --
Rohini Godbole --
Shobhana Narasimhan --
Sulabha Pathak --
Riddhi Shah --
Shobhona Sharma --
Vidita Vaidya --
Further comments --
Women scientists in Turkey --
Sezer Șener Komsuoǧlu --
Gülsün Saǧlamer --
Ayhan Ulubelen --
In high positions --
Catherine Bréchignac --
France A. Cordova --
Marye Anne Fox --
Kerstin Fredga --
Claudie Haigneré --
Helena Illnerová --
Chulabhorn Mahidol --
Pamela Matson --
Kathleen Ollerenshaw --
Marianne Popp --
Maxine F. Singer --
Natalia Tarasova --
Shirley M. Tilghman --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Magdolna Hargittai.

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