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Scientist Spotlight: Irène Joliot-Curie

Scientist Spotlight: Irène Joliot-Curie

In today’s scientist spotlight post, we will learn about French chemist Irène Joliot-Curie. As you might have guessed by the last name, Joliot-Curie is the daughter of world renowned physicist and chemist Marie Curie. You may be wondering, well why not write about the...
First Lady of Physics: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

First Lady of Physics: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, often dubbed the First Lady of Physics, was an inspiring woman physicist who made significant contributions to nuclear physics. She was born in 1912 in Liu He, China. Her parents strongly believed in education – her mother being a teacher...
Making the Most of Conferences

Making the Most of Conferences

If you’re thinking about attending a science conference, a networking event, or anything similar, it can be difficult to know how to prepare for it. And if you’ve never attended one of these events before, they can be overwhelming. I recently attended the Canadian...
Vera Rubin & the Galaxy Rotation Problem

Vera Rubin & the Galaxy Rotation Problem

The year of 2016 saw the loss of many well-known people. On December 25th, the astrophysics community said goodbye to renowned astronomer Vera Cooper Rubin. Although born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1928, Rubin resided in Princeton, New Jersey. She pursued an...
An Exciting Adventure Ahead

An Exciting Adventure Ahead

I have a passion for astrophysics, and I am currently studying at the University of Waterloo in the Honours Co-operative Physics and Astronomy program. When you’re a university student in your first couple of years, there is one question that you will inevitably be...

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