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From: john hoskins <>
Subject: Re: Off to the races
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 17:51:54 +0000
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In message <>, A.W & P.P. Commons
>john hoskins wrote:
>There can be advantages in that the Uni or in her case, the Sydney
>University School of Physics, took the opportunities to show her off as
>the only woman on the course. She came through it as the first woman in
>something like ten years to take a Ph.D in Physics.
>Now she is highly respected in her field. Chairs Australia wide
>meetings, presents papers in the US and is a good wife and the mother of
>two cheeky daughters. She is currently involved in Photonics Research.
>She was once asked to write a paper for High School Girls on being a
>Scientist and a Woman. As well whe was asked to do a years research on
>why girls don't do physics. To her horror she discovered that the reason
>was 'Girls don't do Physics".
Interesting point that because girls do do things very akin to physics
such as crystallography - the best ones in the last hundred years were
women and Watson and Crick relied heavily on a woman's crystallographic
data to get where they did. Plenty of top women mathematicians as well.
What is it about that journey from the electron to the nucleus that
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