A Singularly Unfeminine Profession



In 1981 Mary K Gaillard Became The First Woman On The Physics Faculty At The University Of California At Berkeley Her Career As A Theoretical Physicist Spanned The Period From The Inception In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s Of What Is Now Known As The Standard Model Of Particle Physics And Its Experimental Confirmation, Culminating With The Discovery Of The Higgs Particle In 2012 A Singularly Unfeminine Profession Recounts Gaillard S Experiences As A Woman In A Very Male Dominated Field, While Tracing The Development Of The Standard Model As She Witnessed It And Participated In It The Generally Nurturing Environment Of Her Childhood And College Years, As Well As Experiences As An Undergraduate In Particle Physics Laboratories And As A Graduate Student At Columbia University Which Cemented Her Passion For Particle Physics Left Her Unprepared For The Difficulties That She Confronted As A Second Year Graduate Student In Paris, And Later At CERN, Another Particle Physics Laboratory Near Geneva, Switzerland The Development Of The Standard Model, As Well As Attempts To Go Beyond It And Aspects Of Early Universe Physics, Are Described Through The Lens Of Gaillard S Own Work, In A Language Written For A Lay Audience.A Singularly Unfeminine Profession

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  • Hardcover
  • 150 pages
  • A Singularly Unfeminine Profession
  • Mary K. Gaillard
  • English
  • 13 March 2018
  • 9814644226

10 thoughts on “A Singularly Unfeminine Profession

  1. says:

    As a working theoretical physicist, I can attest to the fact that it is very easy to suffer from mild to very serious form of imposter syndrome This field is so full of exceptional, brilliant people that one can very often think that she he is the only one who is not understanding an otherwise simple idea which every other person have seamlessly mastered I read this sort of autobiography biography as a cure for these bouts of doubts For me, they often show how exhilarating is the joy of und As a working theoretical physicist, I can attest to the fact that it is very easy to suffer from mild to very serious form of imposter syndrome This field is so full of exceptional, brilliant people that one can very often think that she he is the only one who is not understanding an otherwise simple idea which every other person have seamlessly mastered I read this sort of autobiography biography as a cure for these bouts of doubts For me, they often show how exhilarating is the joy of understanding a natural phenomenon the reason we started doing physics in the first place Believe me, this very simple fact often gets overlooked when you have to apply for your next postdoc position, next faculty position, apply for grants and constantly listen from people that you are wasting tax payers money Also these books show that the development of any substantial idea can be very time consuming, in no sense straig...

  2. says:

    Really mixed feelings on this one Somewhere near the end of the book Gaillard talks about how she s always been a physicist first and a feminist second and so I suppose the fact that around half the memoir is dedicated to explaining particle physics to a budding grad student reflects that.It just didn t feel particularly organised and it would have been better if the Physics and memoir were organised into distinct chapters or if there was a Physics and a memoir portion per chapter rather than i Really mixed feelings on this one Somewhere near the end of the book Gaillard talks about how she s always been a physicist first and a feminist second and so I suppose the fact that around half the memoir is dedicated to explaining particle physics to a budding grad student reflects that.It just didn t feel particularly organised and it would have been better if the Physics and memoir were organised into distinct chapters or if there was a Physics and a memoir portion per chapter rather than it changing page to page The...

  3. says:

    A pioneering female theoretical physicist writes about her professional life from the late 1950s to the present, with the motive of encouraging women who are thinking of entering physics She is a physicist first, so much of the book describes the problems she was working on which many non scientists readers will not find so interesting and which almost require some previous exposure ...

  4. says:

    Mary K Gaillard, a theoretical particle physicist, recounts some of her experiences during her career both personal and professional mainly professional She was involved in some theory for the standard model, I don t really know what Really, that is the problem, I could not tell you what theory she really did because that bit was incredibly dull and I stopped paying attention I have a degree which involved several modules on this stuff and I am reminded how boring I found it then and it s Mary K Gaillard, a theoretical particle physicist, recounts some of her experiences during her career both personal and professional mainly professional She was involved in some theory for the standard model, I don t really know what Really, that is the problem, I could not tell you what theory she really did because that bit was incredibly dull and I stopped paying attention I have a degree which involved several modules on this stuff and I am reminded how boring I found it then and it s still boring to me now Unfortunately, the middle section of the book is a lot about the work she did This bit dragged on and on even though it is a short book and I couldn t quite follow what was happening In my opinion, skimming these bits does not detract from the rest of the ...

  5. says:

    A book with a lot of potential that suffers from being poorly written The author jumps around temporally a lot, and uses a lot of names in a familiar fashion which means I rarely know what or whom she is talking about In addition, the physics in this book is above what a lay person can understand, much in contradiction with the back of the book which says that it was written in a language written for a lay audience Indeed I have a PhD in e...

  6. says:

    Really interesting insights into what life was like for a female particle physicist, especially in the 1970s and 1980s Some good CERN gossip Personally I didn t find physics bits particuarly well done, but then I m not really the target audience I mentoned it this article.

  7. says:

    Biog G139g 2015

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