THE HISTORY OF WOMEN AND SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND TECHNOLOGY:
A BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE PROFESSIONS AND THE DISCIPLINES

Physics (1007-1070)


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Physics (1007-1070)
 
Nuclear physics, spectroscopy, and crystallography are some of the specialized
fields in which women physicists have been active. Because the disciplines of
physics, astronomy, and mathematics are closely allied, please consult the
ASTRONOMY and MATHEMATICS sections for additional references. For works on
Marie Curie, see CHEMISTRY.
 
REFERENCE
 
 1007     Grinstein, Louise S., Rose, Rose K., and Rafailovich, Miriam H., eds.
WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS: A BIOBIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCEBOOK. Westport, CT:
Greenwood, 1993. Biographies of seventy-five chemists and physicists
accompanied by bibliographies of works by and about each.
 
GENERAL
 
 1008     American Physical Society. Committee on Women in Physics. "Women in
Physics." American Physical Society BULLETIN 17 (1972): 740-753.
 
 1009     Ancker-Johnson, Betsy. "Physicist." In SUCCESSFUL WOMEN IN THE
SCIENCES: AN ANALYSIS OF DETERMINANTS, ed. by Ruth B. Kundsin, pp.23-28.
(ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 208; 1979.) Repr. with title WOMEN
AND SUCCESS: THE ANATOMY OF ACHIEVEMENT. New York: Morrow, 1974.
 
 1010     Ancker-Johnson, Betsy. "Women's Lib and Physics." PHYSICS TEACHER 10,
no.9 (December 1972): 499-508.
 
 1011     Arianrhod, Robyn. "Physics and Mathematics, Reality and Language:
Dilemmas for Feminists." In THE KNOWLEDGE EXPLOSION: GENERATIONS OF FEMINIST
SCHOLARSHIP, ed. Cheris Kramarae & Dale Spender, pp.41-53. New York: Teachers
College Press, 1992. Reviews the impact of feminism on physics and mathematics
since the late 1960s.
 
 1012     Brush, Stephen G. "Women in Physical Science: From Drudges to
Discoverers." PHYSICS TEACHER 23 (January 1985): 11-19.
 
 1013     Couture-Cherki, Monique. "Women in Physics." In IDEOLOGY OF/IN THE
NATURAL SCIENCES, ed. by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, pp.206-216. Boston: G. K.
Hall, 1980. Discusses the status of women physicists in France.
 
 1014     Fehrs, Mary, and Czujko, Roman. "Women in Physics: Reversing the
Exclusion." PHYSICS TODAY 45, no.8 (August 1992): 33-40.
 
 1015     Franz, Judy. "Has Anything Changed?" PHYSICS TEACHER 28 (February
1990): 71. On physics education for women 1960-1990.
 
 1016     Henderson, Bonnie C. "State and Society--Discrimination Against Women
in Physics." PHYSICS TODAY 25 (1972): 61-72.
 
 1017     Hughes, Rhonda. "Status of Women in the Physical Sciences."
Cambridge, MA: Bunting Institute, 1980. CHOICES FOR SCIENCE, pp.27-32.
 
 1018     Jackson, Shirley A. "From Clerk-Typist to Research Physicist." In
EXPANDING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES, ed. by Anne Briscoe & Sheila
Pfafflin, pp.296-299. (ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 323; 1979.)
 
 1019     Jones, L.M. "Intellectual Contributions of Women to Physics." In
WOMEN OF SCIENCE: RIGHTING THE RECORD, ed. by G. Kass-Simon & Patricia Farnes,
pp.188-214. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990.
 
 1020     Julian, Maureen M. "Women in Crystallography." In WOMEN OF SCIENCE:
RIGHTING THE RECORD, ed. by G. Kass-Simon & Patricia Farnes, pp.335-384.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990.
 
 1021     Kahne, Hilda. "Women in Physics." American Physical Society BULLETIN
17 (1977): 740-751.
 
 1022     Kelly, Alison. "Women in Physics and Physics Education." In NEW
TRENDS IN PHYSICS TEACHING, ed. by J. Lewis. New York: Unesco, 1976.
 
 1023     Kistiakowsky, Vera. "Women in Physics and Astronomy." In EXPANDING
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES, ed. by Anne Briscoe and Sheila Pfafflin,
35-47. (ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 323; 1979.) A look at
women's status in the 1970s. Includes statistical tables.
 
 1024     Kistiakowsky, Vera. "Women in Physics: Unnecessary, Injurious and Out
of Place?" PHYSICS TODAY 33, no.2 (February 1980): 32-40.
 
 1025     Lotze, Barbara, ed. MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS: AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF
WOMEN'S ROLE IN PHYSICS. College Park, MD: American Association of Physics
Teachers, 1984.
 
 1026     Lubkin, Gloria. "Women in Physics." PHYSICS TODAY 24, no.4 (April
1971): 23-27.
 
 1027     MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS: AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN'S ROLES IN
PHYSICS. College Park, MD: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1984.
 
 1028     Meitner, L. "The Status of Women in the Profession." PHYSICS TODAY 13
(1960): 116-121.
 
 1029     Patterson, Elizabeth C. MARY SOMERVILLE AND THE CULTIVATION OF
SCIENCE, 1815-1840. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1983. International Archives for the
History of Ideas, 102
 
 1030     Pollack, B. L., and Little, L. K. "Experimental Project in Physics
Education, or New Avenue for Women." PHYSICS TEACHER 11 (1973): 391-399.
 
 1031     Roth, Laura M., and O'Fallon, Nancy M. WOMEN IN PHYSICS. New York:
American Physical Society, Committee on the Status of Women, 1976.
 
 1032     Traweek, Sharon. "High Energy Physics: A Male Preserve." TECHNOLOGY
REVIEW 87, no.8 (November/December 1984): 42-43.
 
 1033     Walberg, Herbert J. "Physics, Femininity, and Creativity."
DEVELOPMENT PSYCHOLOGY 1, no.1 (1969): 47-54. Research showing that "the
apparent trait discontinuities in feminine and scientific roles help to account
for the relatively poor showing of women in science."
 
 1034     Weeks, Dorothy W. "Women in Physics." PHYSICS TODAY 13, no.22,
(August 1960): 22-23.
 
 1035     Wilson, Jane S., and Serber, Charlotte, eds. STANDING BY AND MAKING
DO: WOMEN OF WARTIME LOS ALAMOS. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Historical Society,
1988.
 
 1036     "Women Physicists in the U.S.: The Career Influence of Marital
Status." Fava, Sylvia F. Deierlein, Kathy CSWP GAZETTE: NEWSLETTER OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN PHYSICS 8, no.2 (August 1988): 1-3. Part of
larger study on career paths of women physicists.
 
BIOGRAPHIES AND STUDIES OF INDIVIDUALS
 
NOTE: In NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN, edited by Edward T. James et al. (3 vols.,
Combridge: Harvard University Press, 1971), see entries for Margaret Maltby and
Sarah Whiting. In NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN: THE MODERN PERIOD, edited by Barbara
Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980), see
Elda Anderson, Maria Mayer, and Marie Rand. WOMEN IN THE SCIENTIFIC SEARCH: AN
AMERICAN BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1724-1979, by Patricia Joan Siegel and Kay Thoms
Finley (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1985) covers ten women physicists.
 
 1037     Barr, E. Scott. "Margaret Eliza Maltby." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
28 (1960): 474-475. First woman to receive a Ph.D. from a German university.
 
 1038     Crawford, Deborah. LISE MEITNER, ATOMIC PIONEER. New York: Crown,
1969.
 
 1039     Dash, Joan. "Maria Goeppert-Mayer." In A LIFE OF ONE'S OWN: THREE
GIFTED WOMEN AND THE MEN THEY MARRIED, pp.229-346, 368-369. New York: Harper &
Row, 1973.
 
 1040     Dickman, Steven. "Meitner Receives Her Due (Fifty Years After She
Participated in the Discovery of Nuclear Fission)." NATURE 340 (August 17,
1989): 497.
 
 1041     Elena, Alberto. "In Lode della Filosofessa di Bologna": An
Introduction to Laura Bassi." ISIS 82 (September 1991): 510-518. Laura Maria
Caterina Bassi (1711-78), Italian physicist and anatomist.
 
 1042     Freeman, Joan. A PASSION FOR PHYSICS: THE STORY OF A WOMAN PHYSICIST.
New York: A. Hilger, 1991.
 
 1043     Frisch, O. R. "Lise Meitner, 1878-1968." BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF
FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY 16 (1970): 405-420. Nuclear physicist, co-
discoverer of fission.
 
 1044     Glasser, Robert G., and Snow, George A. "Bice Sechi-Zorm." PHYSICS
TODAY 38 (April 1985): 101. Obituary.
 
 1045     Herzenberg, Caroline L., and Howes, Ruth Hege. "Women of the
Manhattan Project." TECHNOLOGY REVIEW (in press).
 
 1046     Hodgkin, Dorothy H. C. "Kathleen Lonsdale, 28 January 1903 - 1 April
1971." BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY 21 (1975): 447-484.
Crystallographer, physicist, chemist.   First woman president of the British
Association for the Advancement of Science.
 
 1047     Horning, Beth. "The Controversial Career of Evelyn Fox Keller."
TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 96 (January 1993): 58-68.
 
 1048     Howes, Ruth Hege, and Herzenberg, Caroline L. "Women in Weapons
Development: The Manhattan Project." In WOMEN AND THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE,
ed. Ruth Hege Howes and Michael R. Stevenson, pp.95-110. Boulder, CO: Lynne
Riener, 1993.
 
 1049     Johnson, Karen E. "Maria Goeppert Mayer: Atoms, Molecules, and
Nuclear Shells." PHYSICS TODAY 39 (September 1986): 44-49. On her work during
1930-1946 which gained her a Nobel Prize.
 
 1050     Julian, Maureen M. "Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971)." PHYSICS
TEACHER 19 (1981): 159-165.
 
 1051     Keller, Evelyn Fox. "The Anomaly of a Woman in Physics." In WORKING
IT OUT: 23 WOMEN WRITERS, ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS, AND SCHOLARS TALK ABOUT THEIR
LIVES AND WORK, ed. by Sara Ruddick & Pamela Daniels, pp.77-91. New York:
Pantheon, 1977.
 
 1052     Libby, Leona Marshall. THE URANIUM PEOPLE. New York: Crane Russak,
1979. Chatty memoir by a nuclear physicist.
 
 1053     Lubkin, Gloria. "Chien-Shiung Wu, the First Lady of Physics
Research." SMITHSONIAN 1 (1971): 52-57.
 
 1054     Maradudin, Alexei A., and Yen, William M. "Ljubov A. Rebane
(obituary)." PHYSICS TODAY 45 (October 1992): 137-8. Russian spectroscopist.
 
 1055     Mason, Joan. "The Admission of the First Women to the Royal Society
of London." NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON 46 (1992):
279-300. On Kathleen Lonsdale and Marjory Stephenson.
 
 1056     Mason, Joan. "Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) and the Admission of Women to
the Royal Society of London." NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
45 (1991): 201-220.
 
 1057     McCann, Mary. "No Parity in Science: Being a Woman in Nuclear
Physics." SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE no.46 (1980): 9-11. Autobiographical.
 
 1058     Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W., and Rayner-Canham, Marelene F. HARRIET
BROOKS: PIONEER NUCLEAR SCIENTIST. Buffalo, NY and Montreal: McGill-Queen's
University Press, 1992.
 
 1059     Rayner-Canham, Marelene F., and Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. "Harriet
Brooks, 1876-1933: Canada's First Woman Nuclear Physicist." In DESPITE THE
ODDS: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN WOMEN AND SCIENCE, ed. by Marianne Gosztonyi Ainley,
pp.195-203. Montreal: Vehicule Press; Buffalo, NY: U.S. Distributor Press,
University of Toronto Press, 1990.
 
 1060     Rayner-Canham, Marelene F., and Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. "Pioneer
Women in Nuclear-Science." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 58, no.11 (1990):
1036-1043.
 
 1061     Rife, Pat. "Lise Meitner (1878-1968). Part 1: The Early Years."
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS NEWSLETTER 10, no.3 (May/June 1980): 8-13.
 
 1062     Rife, Pat. "Lise Meitner (1878-1968). Part 2: the Mathematical
Interpretation of Nuclear Fission." ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS
NEWSLETTER 10, no.4 (July/August 1980): 9-14.
 
 1063     Sachs, Robert G. "Maria Goeppert Mayer, June 28, 1906-February 20,
1972." BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 50 (1979):
311-328.
 
 1064     Sharp, Evelyn. HERTHA AYRTON: A MEMOIR. London: Arnold, 1926.
 
 1065     Sime, Ruth Lewin. "Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Fission."
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 66 (May 1989): 373-376.
 
 1066     Spradley, Joseph L. "Women and the Elements: The Role of Women in
Element and Fission Discoveries." PHYSICS TEACHER 27, no.9 (December 1989):
656-662. Describes the work of Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Ida Noddack, Irene
Curie, Marguerite Perey, Chien-Shiung Wu, Maria Mayer, and others.
 
 1067     Teitz, Joyce. "Physicist: Devrie S. Intriligator." In WHAT'S A NICE
GIRL LIKE YOU DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS?, pp. 124-144. New York: Coward,
McCann & Geoghegan, 1972.
 
 1068     Tousey, R. "The Solar Spectrum from Fraunhofer to Skylab: An
Appreciation of the Contribution of Charlotte Moore Sitterly." JOURNAL OF THE
OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. B, OPTICAL PHYSICS 5, no.10 (October 1988):
2230-2236. Chiefly technical description of Sitterly's work in solar
spectroscopy.
 
 1069     Watkins, Sallie A. "Lise Meitner and the Beta-Ray Energy Controversy:
An Historical Perspective." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 51 (1983): 550-553.
 
 1070     Watkins, Sallie A. "Lise Meitner: The Making of a Physicist." PHYSICS
TEACHER 22 (1984): 12-15.


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