Beyond Curie: Four Women in Physics and Their Remarkable Discoveries [ Livre] / Scott, Calvin

Auteur principal: Calvin, ScottLangue: Anglais ; de l'oeuvre originale, Anglais.Publication : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2017ISBN: 9781681746449.Classification: 50 Histoire et culture scientifiquesRésumé: In the 116 year history of the Nobel Prize in physics, only two women have won the award; Marie Curie (1903) and Maria Mayer (1963). During the sixty years between those awards, several women did work in physics of similar caliber including Cecilia Payne, Lise Meitner, and Chien-Shiung Wu. This book discusses their work (along with Mayer), providing biographies for each along with the science of their discoveries. The biographies focus on how society and the scientific community treated them and how this treatment was certainly influenced by their gender while also outlining their responses to the challenges they faced that add to the admiration they so richly deserve. Beyond Curie answers many fascinating historical and scientific questions. How did each physicist get to the event that each one is known for? What obstacles did they face and what decisions did they need to make? Who were their allies, their rivals, and their detractors? How was their work recognized at the time? These questions could be asked of any scientist who has made a major discovery and some aspects of the answers have little to do with the gender of the scientists in question. However, others are entirely due to the fact that each was a woman. The book also discusses the Nobel Prize process and even how childcare played a role in their lives..Sujet - Nom commun: Physique | Femmes physiciens | Physique générale et d'introduction List(s) this item appears in: 2021_Sélection Mars Droit des femmes et égalité
Current location Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
ENS Rennes - Bibliothèque
Sciences humaines
50 CAL (Browse shelf) Available 50 Sciences : histoire/culture scientifique 039989

In the 116 year history of the Nobel Prize in physics, only two women have won the award; Marie Curie (1903) and Maria Mayer (1963). During the sixty years between those awards, several women did work in physics of similar caliber including Cecilia Payne, Lise Meitner, and Chien-Shiung Wu. This book discusses their work (along with Mayer), providing biographies for each along with the science of their discoveries. The biographies focus on how society and the scientific community treated them and how this treatment was certainly influenced by their gender while also outlining their responses to the challenges they faced that add to the admiration they so richly deserve.

Beyond Curie answers many fascinating historical and scientific questions. How did each physicist get to the event that each one is known for? What obstacles did they face and what decisions did they need to make? Who were their allies, their rivals, and their detractors? How was their work recognized at the time? These questions could be asked of any scientist who has made a major discovery and some aspects of the answers have little to do with the gender of the scientists in question. However, others are entirely due to the fact that each was a woman. The book also discusses the Nobel Prize process and even how childcare played a role in their lives.

Powered by Koha