Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy Birthday Harriet Brooks

Happy Birthday Harriet Brooks! she was born in 1876 in Exeter, Ontario. Brooks studied physics at McGill University and became the first woman to earn a master's degree in any field. She worked with Ernest Rutherford discovering radon and helping to establish that radioactive decay entails the transmutation of one element into another: http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/Phase2/Brooks,_Harriet@842580299.html
Canada’s first female nuclear physicist: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2011/03/women%E2%80%99s-day-profile-remembering-harriet-brooks-canada%E2%80%99s-first-woman-nuclear-physicist/

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