What is the course about?
We will learn about the extraordinary achievements of some of the top scientists in the field of physics, who happened to be female.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will explore world-changing discoveries in research areas such as the solar system, stellar evolution, cosmology, nuclear physics.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
We will learn about scientific methods and techniques used to uncover the processes of radioactivity, nuclear fission, dark matter, the death of stars and the Kuiper Belt objects in our outer solar system. We will also learn about the successes and challenges that our female scientists experienced during their extensive careers and how they overcame these hurdles to make hugely significant contributions to their field.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
A lecture suitable for anyone with an interest in the history of science and women's achievements.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
An illustrated lecture followed by questions and discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS130 Science guest lecture: where physics meets biology
HS147 Science reading group
HS155 Introduction to quantum physics
HS160 Physics the fundamental science.