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Women and Physics - Female Physicists

Female physicists: women in physics and the physical sciences.
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  2. Nobel Laureates - Physics (7)

Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin, part of the discovery of the structure of DNA, did not share in the Nobel Prize for that discovery.

About Winifred Goldring
A pioneer paleontologist and geologist, Goldring was a vice president of the Geological Society of America.

About Maria Goeppert Mayer
A biography of Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Nobel Prize winner in physics (1963) and also a mathematician.

Maria Goeppert Mayer Quotes
Quotations from physicist and mathematician Maria Goeppert Mayer.

Chien-Shiung Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu was an experimental physicist who worked on the Manhattan project and helped two theoretical physicists win the Nobel Prize.

Contributions of Women to Physics
Profiles of women and their scientific contributions. Includes a photo gallery. From well known Irene Curie and Rosalind Franklin to those whose names will be new to most readers.

France Anne Córdova
Gale biography of an American astrophysicist, youngest person ever to hold the position of chief scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Before she returned to school to study physics, she had a successful writing career, including writing a cookbook and working for Mademoiselle.

Lene Vestergaard Hau: She Puts the Brakes on Light
A 1999 article from the New York Times on a Harvard experimental physicist who's slowed down the speed of light.

Marie & Pierre Curie: Polonium & Radium
A 1996 presentation on the role of this husband-wife team in studying two radioactive elements.

Was Einstein's Wife His Silent Collaborator?
A 2004 PBS documentary highlights the role that Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Maric, may have played in the development of his theories of relativity,

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