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4 Women Who Rocked Physics

  1. Jun 9, 2009 #1
    Found this article on mental_floss, http://digg.com/general_sciences/4_Women_Who_Rocked_Physics" [Broken].
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  3. Jun 10, 2009 #2


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    hmm … it says the four are Meitner, Wu, Goeppert-Mayer, and Brooks …

    I'd only ever heard of Meitner. :redface:

    (I'd have included Noether, and Bell Burnell)

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women_physicists" [Broken] has a list of 47 women physicists)
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  4. Jun 10, 2009 #3
    *Refraining myself from saying a bad sexist joke*

    I think if they ONLY can find four women who've made a notable difference in physics, it is obviously not enough.

    The article proves that the gender gap in physics is still very large.
  5. Jun 10, 2009 #4
    It's a bit sad when the Wikipedia article on women physicists has only 47 entries.
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