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  • 25
    Sep

    2018

    In memory of Emil Wolf Credit: University of Rochester

    In memory of Emil Wolf, 1922-2018

    On June 2, 2018, the optics world lost one of its great scientists, as Emil Wolf passed away at the age of 95. He left as his legacy not only an incredible body of work, including over 300 papers and classic...

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  • 6
    Nov

    2017

    Marie Skłodowskiej-Curie statuue at Warsaw

    The Struggle for Equality, Recognition and Reward

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM Pierre insisted that her name be added About a century ago, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, in spite of her outstanding work and discoveries which led to two...

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  • 4
    Nov

    2017

    Evans- Darwin and Women

    Thereza Story-Maskelyne 1834–1926

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM The enigmatic female figure on the cover of Darwin and Women, pointing a telescope at a murky sea, is Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn, the daughter of the...

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  • 3
    Nov

    2017

    Marie Curie in 1921

    Pictures of her

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM “Am I a logician? A writer? A mother? A woman?” While finding my way to the Centre for the History of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona,...

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  • 3
    Nov

    2017

    Marie Curie pictured as the only femail present at the Slovay Conference on Quantum Mechanics 1927

    How Marie Curie Taught Me to Persevere

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM. I am a devoted scientist, a professor in STEM, particularly in biomedicine, and I also juggle my private life in parallel with my scientific career....

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  • 2
    Nov

    2017

    By "Wide World Photos" and "Underwood and Underwood, New York" [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    My history with Madame Curie

    Bonnie J. Buratti author of Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar: A Guided Tour of the Solar System is a Senior Research Scientist and Project Scien...

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  • 5
    Sep

    2017

    Image Courtesy NASA

    The Great American Eclipse

    The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) both place great emphasis on public engagement, giving back to the taxpayers who support space exploration. When NASA...

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  • 3
    Jan

    2017

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    Top 10 Most Read fifteeneightyfour Blog Posts of...

    Happy New Year! Before we start afresh with new interesting blogs and content, we take a moment to reflect on a bumper year of blogging in 2016....

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  • 20
    Mar

    2015

    Goodbyeee!

    From: Cambridge Library Collection Blog
    Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, ...
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  • 16
    Mar

    2015

    Spring and Port Wine

    From: Cambridge Library Collection Blog
     … is the name of a play and then a film about Bolton, in northern England. However, I’m borrowing the title because I’ve just spent a few spri...
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