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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.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authoritative 2006 description of pioneering women who made important contributions to physics from the twentieth century.

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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 p. : ill. ; 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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