Other than Marie Curie, little is known about women scientists. Ruth Lewin Sime, author of Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics, discusses the life of Meitner, a pioneer in nuclear physics and the epic story behind her co-discovery of nuclear fission.
Margaret Burbidge (Eleanor Margaret Burbidge, née Peachey), Eleanor Margaret Burbidge (b Aug 12 1919) British-born American astrophysicist. In 1957, the B2FH group showed the famous result that all of the elements except the very lightest are produced by nuclear processes inside stars. For this they received the Warner Prize in 1959. In her later research she was one of the first to measure the masses and rotation curves of galaxies and was one of the pioneers in the study of quasars.
Hans G. Dehmelt 1989 Born: 9 September Görlitz, Germany Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Prize motivation: "for the development of the ion trap technique" Field: Atomic physics
Peter Grünberg 2007 Born: 18 May Plzen, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) Affiliation at the time of the award: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany Prize motivation: "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance" Field: Condensed matter physics
Lee Smolin (born 1955) is an American theoretical physicist, a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo and a member of the graduate faculty of the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. He is married to Dina Graser, a lawyer and public servant in Toronto. His brother is law professor David M. Smolin.
Amit Goswami - Theoretical nuclear physicist and member of The University of Oregon Institute for Theoretical Physics since 1968, teaching physics for 32 years. After a period of distress and frustration in his private and professional life starting at the age 38, his research interests shifted to quantum cosmology, quantum measurement theory, and applications of quantum mechanics to the mind-body problem. He became best known as one of the interviewed scientists featured in the 2004 film…
"for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles"
1860 - Gustav Theodor Fechner develops Fechner's law - (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on early work by E.