Great Women of Physics

Course Dates: 
Last 4 weeks: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018
Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Erik Vedeler
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2018 Spring

Women scientists have experienced barriers to gender equality in ways different than in other professions. We will explore some of these unique historical impediments and how brilliant women of physics nevertheless prevailed. We will explore the fascinating lives of three women who overcame immense hurdles to become some of the greatest physics minds of all time as a way to understand the ways women have prevailed despite impediments.

Course outline

Erik Vedeler ( retired from NASA after a 26-year career at Langley Research Center. He was the head of the electromagnetics and sensors branch and a microwave measurements researcher. Erik has a passion for uncovering the enormous historical contributions of the lesser-known science greats.