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Between the cultures and neutron sources

Between the cultures and neutron sources

Between the cultures and neutron sources

Dr Pascale Deen talks about her work at FRM-II in Garching Germany and the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden as well as her life with a family.

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The first female Physics Professor

The first female Physics Professor

The first female Physics Professor

Laura Bassi was born in Bologna, Italy in 1711 and was the first woman to become a professor in physics at a Eurpoean university. Read her story here

Discoveries that changed the world: James Chadwick and Lise Meitner

Discoveries that changed the world: James Chadwick and Lise Meitner

Discoveries that changed the world: James Chadwick and Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner is a woman who played a pivotal role in the discovery and development of nuclear fission.

“Discoveries that changed the world: James Chadwick (1891-1974) and Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968)” links to a YouTube recording of a talk by Gerry Lander at the Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France, on 16-Jan-2015 telling the story of the discovery of the neutron in 1932, and then that of fission in 1939 through the lives of Chadwick and Meitner and world events.

To watch the video click here.

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

Professor Dame Julia Higgins talks about her life and becoming IOP president.

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