By Marelene F. Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham
This paintings comprises biographical essays on 23 ladies who labored in atomic technological know-how through the first 20 years of the twentieth century, together with Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Irene Joliot-Curie, and a bunch of lesser-known ladies scientists whose lifestyles tales have by no means earlier than been advised. The biographies spotlight the lives and paintings of those ladies, noting their contributions and the demanding situations they confronted and overcame. Taken jointly the essays checklist their collective reviews, highlighting the help community that constructed between them and the explanations girls have been extra foremost during this box within the early a part of this century than in different sciences. by means of getting better and recording person and collective histories of the various eminent ladies in radioactivity whose paintings had an immense impression at the clinical discoveries of the final century, a extra whole, gender-integrated view of the heritage of this attention-grabbing box emerges.
Read or Download A Devotion to Their Science: Pioneer Women of Radioactivity PDF
Similar scientists books
Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science
Pioneering oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer unravels the secret of marine currents, uncovers the amazing tale of flotsam, and alterations the world's view of trash, the sea, and our international surroundings. Curtis Ebbesmeyer is not any usual scientist. he is been a consulting oceanographer for multinational businesses and a lead scientist on foreign examine expeditions, yet he is by no means held a traditional educational appointment.
Albert Meets America: How Journalists Treated Genius during Einstein's 1921 Travels
In 1919, newspaper headlines acknowledged British excursion had proven Einstein's common thought of relativity. the scoop stirred the general public mind's eye on each side of the Atlantic and thrust the scientist into the highlight of reputation. years later, Chaim Weizmann led a fund-raising project to the U.S. and invited Einstein to affix it.
No ordinary genius : the illustrated Richard Feynman
A portrait of the past due Nobel Prize-winning physicist in keeping with his personal phrases and people of his pals, relations, and associates recounts his early enthusiasm for technology, paintings at the atom bomb and the inquiry into the Challenger catastrophe, and different reports. 15,000 first printing
Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject
Nowadays, the belief of the cyborg is much less the stuff of technology fiction and extra a fact, as we're all, in a single approach or one other, continuously hooked up, prolonged, stressed, and dispersed in and during expertise. One wonders the place the person, the individual, the human, and the physique are—or, however, the place they cease.
- Science, Philosophy, and Human Behavior in the Soviet Union
- Mary Somerville: Science, Illumination, and the Female Mind (Cambridge Science Biographies)
- Women Scientists: The Road to Liberation
- What is science: Twelve eminent scientists explain their various fields to the layman
Extra info for A Devotion to Their Science: Pioneer Women of Radioactivity
In one of her publications114 Lucie Blanquies refers to some of Brooks's unpublished data. One of Slater's articles115 refers to a paper by Gates, and one of Leslie's papers116 cites work of Gleditsch. Both of Pirret's papers117 cite Gleditsch, while a subsequent paper by Gleditsch118 refers to the work of Pirret. 119 The most overlooked person in this whole saga is Gleditsch. She was the central figure who linked all of the research groups together. She worked or corresponded with most of the key players in the early days of radioactivity and she maintained correspondence with all of the women who are discussed in depth in this work, except Ida Noddack and the two North Americans, Brooks and Gates.
We have laid out the general circumstances of the time, but as the ensuing chapters will show, each woman's life included some unique obstacles and hardships as well as some significant scientific achievements. PART TWO The French Group This group of researchers was led for the most part by Marie Curie (chapter 3), and it is with her life and work that we begin this section of the book. Curie was unique in that she really belonged to an earlier generation than the other women in this compilation.
Elizabeth Rona and Helene Towara worked with Fajans in the early years. Rona commented67 that she had chosen Fajans over George Bredig as a supervisor partly because at parties Bredig expected women researchers to join the wives discussing children and recipes, while Fajans treated all his researchers equally at social events as well as in the laboratory. Frederick Soddy, one of Rutherford's main collaborators, had three women researchers: Ada Hitchens, Ruth Pirret, and his spouse, Winifred Beilby.