Women Scientists Who Made Nuclear Astrophysics

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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

C. V. Hampton, M. Lugaro, P. Papakonstantinou, P. G. Isar, B. Nordström, N. Özkan, M. Aliotta, A. Ćiprijanović, S. Curtis, M. Di Criscienzo, J. den Hartogh, A. S. Font, A. Kankainen, C. Kobayashi, C. Lederer-Woods, E. Niemczura, T. Rauscher, A. Spyrou, S. Van Eck, M. Yavahchova, W. Chantereau, S. E. de Mink, E. Kaiser, F.-K. Thielemann, C. Travaglio, A. Venkatesan, R. Collet

(Submitted on 25 Aug 2018)

Female role models reduce the impact on women of stereotype threat, i.e., of being at risk of conforming to a negative stereotype about one's social, gender, or racial group. This can lead women scientists to underperform or to leave their scientific career because of negative stereotypes such as, not being as talented or as interested in science as men. Sadly, history rarely provides role models for women scientists; instead, it often renders these women invisible. In response to this situation, we present a selection of twelve outstanding women who helped to develop nuclear astrophysics.

Comments: 5 pages; to appear in Springer Proceedings in Physics (Proc. of Intl. Conf. "Nuclei in the Cosmos XV", LNGS Assergi, Italy, June 2018)

Subjects: History and Philosophy of Physics (physics.hist-ph); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Astrophysics of Galaxies (astro-ph.GA); High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE); Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR); Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex); Nuclear Theory (nucl-th)

Cite as: arXiv:1809.01045 [physics.hist-ph] (or arXiv:1809.01045v1 [physics.hist-ph] for this version)

Submission history

From: Thomas Rauscher 

[v1] Sat, 25 Aug 2018 13:22:28 GMT (381kb)

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