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Great Women Physicists And Their Accomplishments

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Physics, as a subject, is sometimes considered to be a field in which men excel. However, women have made significant strides in the field too and their accomplishments have contributed immensely to the advancements made in this science. 

In this ClipBook we honour and remember some of the most legendary physicist who also happen to be women. Hopefully their light can shine brighter through this and inspire not only budding scientists, but also their parents to support them.

You may note that many of these women had supportive parents. These parents supported their daughters’ interest in physics at times when it wasn’t common to not invest in the education of women or encourage them to pursue it at higher levels. Without the support of their parents, we might have never heard the names of these women or have technology like WiFi.

So, flip through our ClipBook to learn about these women!

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Marie Sklodowska Curie

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Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Maria Goeppert-Mayer was the second woman to win the Nobel Prize for Physics, which she won for her brilliant work in the field of nuclear physics. She was even a part of the Manhattan Project. Her great achievements were possible by the incredibl...

Lise Meitner

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Hedy Lamarr

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Chien-Shiung Wu

Often called ‘First Lady of Physics’, Chien-Shiung Wu was an important experimental physicist. Not only was she a part of the Manhattan Project, but she also provided the experimental proof about ‘conservation of parity’, which obtained a Nobel Pr...

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