Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

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Archive for October 2012

Harriet Brooks, Canadian Nuclear Physicist

Harriet Brooks was the first graduate student of Ernest Rutherford, earning an MA, and one of Canada’s great scientists in nuclear physics. Physicists were a rare breed at the turn of the 20th century and women in the nuclear science fields were even more sparse. Harriet Brooks “was the most outstanding woman in the field… (read more)