Her space, her time : how trailblazing women scientists decoded the hidden universe
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Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2023].
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9780262048316, 0262048310
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xvii, 248 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Adult Nonfiction (New)
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Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2023].
Language
English
ISBN
9780262048316, 0262048310

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index.
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Some of the featured women scientists in the book include : Williamina Fleming -- Annie Jump Cannon -- Anna Draper -- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin -- Antonia Maury -- Henrietta Leavitt -- Margaret Burbidge -- Mary Golda Ross -- Dilhan Eryurt -- Claudia Alexander -- Joyce Neighbors -- Navajo women of Shiprock -- Harriet Brooks -- Marie Skłodowska-Curie -- Lise Meitner -- Marietta Blau -- Hertha Wambacher -- Bibha Chowdhuri -- Elisa Frota-Pessôa -- Wu Chien-Shiung -- Maria Mitchell -- Women of the Manhattan Project -- Vera Rubin.
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An exciting new title in the vein of Hidden Figures, which tells the inspiring stories of long-overlooked women physicists and astronomers who discovered the fundamental rules of the universe and reshaped the rules of society. Women physicists and astronomers from around the world have transformed science and society, but the critical roles they played in their fields are not always well-sung. Her Space, Her Time, authored by award-winning quantum physicist Shohini Ghose, brings together the stories of these remarkable women to celebrate their indelible scientific contributions. In each chapter of the book, Ghose explores a scientific topic and explains how the women featured in that chapter revolutionized that area of physics and astronomy. In doing so, she also addresses particular aspects of women's experiences in physics and astronomy: in the chapter on time, for instance, we learn of Henrietta Leavitt and Margaret Burbidge, who helped discover the big bang and the cosmic calendar; in the chapter on space exploration, we learn of Anigaduwagi (Cherokee) aerospace scientist Mary Golda Ross, who helped make the Moon landings possible; and in the chapter on subatomic particles, we learn of Marietta Blau, Hertha Wambacher, and Bibha Chowdhuri, who contributed to the discovery of the building blocks of the universe, and, in doing so, played a crucial role in determining who gets to do physics today. Engaging, accessible, and timely, Her Space, Her Time is a collective story of scientific innovation, inspirational leadership, and overcoming invisibility that will leave a lasting impression on any reader curious about the rule-breakers and trendsetters who illuminated our understanding of the universe. -- Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ghose, S. (2023). Her space, her time: how trailblazing women scientists decoded the hidden universe . The MIT Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ghose, Shohini. 2023. Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe. The MIT Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ghose, Shohini. Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe The MIT Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ghose, Shohini. Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe The MIT Press, 2023.

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