01:06:48 AM Jan 30th 2014
"A new model of the universe was needed, and a number of brilliant men and women were waiting to step into the gap with Quantum." I believe women as a group are just as capable as men of being brilliant scientists but this sentence feels a bit iffy in that it desperately attempts to be politically correct when there is no need for it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears that the number of women who historically made a significant contribution to the field of quantum mechanics can be described as quite low, charitably speaking.
04:29:57 PM Jan 30th 2014
Marie Curie won two Nobel Prizes for... not much. But even ignoring a two-time Nobel laureate, we can delve into the less famous names and come up with Maria Goeppert-Mayer, a theoretical physicist and another Nobel laureate working in the middle of the twentieth century (for example, on the Manhattan Project), and Rosalind Franklin, whose work was crucial to the discovery of DNA's structure, but who was for some reason overshadowed by her male colleagues. Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean they weren't out there making significant contributions. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=women+physicists