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Her Space, Her Time: Trailblazing Female Scientists Who Decoded the Hidden Universe (Online)
October 17 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
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. For instance, Henrietta Leavitt and Margaret Burbidge helped discover the Big Bang and the cosmic calendar; Anigaduwagi (Cherokee) aerospace scientist Mary Golda Ross helped make the Moon landings possible; and Marietta Blau, Hertha Wambacher, and Bibha Chowdhuri, 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.
Author and quantum physicist Shohini Ghose discusses the remarkable stories of rule-breakers and trendsetters who illuminated our understanding of the universe and reshaped the rules of society.
Ghose’s book Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe (MIT Press) is available for purchase.
Book Sale Information
- Purchase your copy of Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe by Shohini Ghose here.
- SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” or “Comments” section on Politics and Prose’s check-out page.