OPPENHEIMER

Last month I was lucky enough to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Oppenheimer after it had transferred from Stratford to London. It was an amazing play and Michael Grady-Hall was brilliant as Oppenheimer especially as he was the understudy to the role (John Heffernan was indisposed on the day we saw the play). […]

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The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics

History’s lessons: Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Physics Today By Dr Heather Williams Senior Medical Physics for Nuclear Medicine, Central Manchester University Hospitals Chair, IoP Women in Physics Group Co-Director, ScienceGrrl hwilliams@physics.org @alrightPET Defining the problem There has been progress Women have access to higher education, further training and the senior ranks of the […]

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The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics

Women in Crystallography By Dr Kate Crennell http://www.physicshistory.org.uk/women/Pioneers/index.htm Crystallography, as a subject can be thought as starting in Australia between the years 1886 and 1909. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Bragg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lawrence_Bragg Sir William Henry Bragg (above left) OM, KBE, PRS (2 July 1862 – 12 March 1942) was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician and active sportsman who uniquely shared […]

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The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics

Daphne Jackson and Gillian Gehring, the first female physics professors in the UK By Professor Gillian Gehring The university of Sheffield G.Gehring@Sheffield.ac.uk http://www.shef.ac.uk/physics/people/ggehring http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/equality/femaleprogression/portraits/gilliangehring http://www.wes.org.uk/content/gillian-gehring http://www.bristol.ac.uk/equalityanddiversity/gillian%20gehring/ Professor Gehring is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and remains extremely active within the University and beyond. She was the first, and to date only, […]

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The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics

Edith Stoney MA: Pioneer of medical physics By Professor Francis Duck f.duck@bath.ac.uk Edith was born on the 6th of January 1869 in Dublin. Her father, George Johnstone Stoney FRS was an eminent physicist who gave the electron its name in 1891 as the ‘fundamental unit quantity of electricity’. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Johnstone_Stoney The picture above left shows Edith […]

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