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Important Women in Physics

Hello, this article looks at four different women that played an essential role in the world we all love, physics. The four women that are the focal point of this article are Hertha Ayrton,Vera Rubin, Fabiola Gianotti, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Together, these women all contributed to the ways we look at physics today. This thread will briefly summarize who the physicist is, and what they did, and why it was important.

To start, Hertha Ayrton was a British physicist who was a trailblazer in her time, becoming a fellow of Britain's royal society despite the fact that women could not be elected into this. Some of her significant scientific achievements was conducting special experiments with electricity using physics while doing so. This would lead to her discovering the electric arc, which was discovered to be an electrical breakdown of gas, an exceptional discovery in her timeframe. Hertha became the very first member of the institution of electrical workers, she was a true role model to women everywhere.

The second female physicist was Vera Rubin, an American astronomer who is known for her discovery of black matter in outer space. She also confirmed that stars that are located at the edge of galaxies moved faster than scientists had previously thought. Because of her hard work, she was elected into the US Academy of Sciences, an honour that is truly fascinating. 

The third female physicist in the featured article is Fabiola Gianotti, an Italian physicist who played an important role in discovering the Higgs. The Higgs is the building block that helps form many organisms in nature. Fabiola today continues to conduct experiments in order for us all to gain more understanding of why our world works the way it does.

The final female physicist is Jocelyn Burnell Bell, an Irish astrophysicist who discovered objects that are called pulsars. Pulsars are neutron stars that emit radiation beams. How did she do this? Through the pulses of radio waves, through a radio telescope. She received a nobel prize for this crucial discovery in science, truly well deserved.

In conclusion, the contributions of women not only in the world of physics, but in our everyday world is extremely important. Without these discoveries these important women made, our understanding of the world and universe today would be very limited. As a society, we must take time to recognize the important works and discoveries of women in our world. Because of these four women, the future of women in physics is a future that is exceptionally bright

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Important Women in Physics - by Brandon McCabe - 10-05-2018, 07:14 AM
RE: Important Women in Physics - by Radu Almasanu - 10-07-2018, 09:56 AM
RE: Important Women in Physics - by Easton Huley - 11-01-2018, 03:45 PM

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