Women's History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we have gathered some AIP resources featuring women scientists at all levels, whose contributions to science and humanity are worthy of celebration.


Physics Today

Feature article "Gender Matters" from March 2018 issue of Physics Today
The award rejection that shook astronomy
The Royal Society’s first woman physicist
Marie Curie and her fellow scientists
Snapshots from the life of Cécile DeWitt-Morette
Q&A: Helen Czerski on the fun of physics
Q&A: The law-trained physicist turned movie technician
Q&A: Lisa Messeri on how space rocks become places
Mildred Dresselhaus (1930–2017)
What it took to be a NASA computer
Vera Rubin in the pages of Physics Today
A pseudo-astronaut works on getting her feet back on—and off—the ground
High-energy lab has high-energy director
A conversation with incoming NAS president Marcia McNutt
Questions and answers with Adrienne Kolb
Questions and answers with Mary K. Gaillard
Electricity in the novels of George Eliot
A calling for gravitational waves
Following the fun


Society of Physics Students

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion


History Center and Niels Bohr Library & Archives

Teaching guides on women in physics
Emilio Segrè Visual Archives photographs of women in science
Oral history interviews on women in physics
Physics History Network biographical entries on women physicists



Representation of Women Among Physics Bachelors and PhDs
Women's and Men's Career Choices in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Women in Physics and Astronomy


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AIP Homepage Photo Credit: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chiaki Mukai, and Millie Dresselhaus. Courtesy of Science History Institute, NASA, and Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.