doctorow at October 14th, 2013 11:41 — #1
fallhammer at October 14th, 2013 12:12 — #2
I posit that Dr. Danielle Lee should get her own t-shirt. I would wear it.
boundegar at October 14th, 2013 12:15 — #3
Henrietta Swan Leavitt was a RHCP fan? Who knew?
spunkytws at October 14th, 2013 13:03 — #4
I'd really like a Maria Goeppert-Mayer t-shirt. It seems like she deserves a lot more credit than she gets.
imb at October 14th, 2013 14:38 — #5
I guess she didn't get enough credit. I had to do a search.
spunkytws at October 14th, 2013 15:09 — #6
I should have confessed that, until I read The Disappearing Spoon a few years ago I hadn't heard of her either. But she explained, among other things, why oxygen is more common than lithium in spite of being heavier. That was something I asked several science teachers about and none of them had an answer.
It took me back to junior high school when we learned about the history of atomic theory, from Democritus to Rutherford and Neils Bohr. Goeppert-Mayer should have been included in that group.
medievalist at October 14th, 2013 18:55 — #7
doctorow at October 19th, 2013 11:41 — #8
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