Harriet Brooks
#2683 Overall Influence

Harriet Brooks

Canadian nuclear physicist

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Harriet Brooks was the first Canadian female nuclear physicist. She is most famous for her research on nuclear transmutations and radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford, who guided her graduate work, regarded her as being next to Marie Curie in the calibre of her aptitude. She was among the first persons to discover radon and to try to determine its atomic mass.

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Barnard College
Barnard College

Private women's liberal arts college in the United States

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Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College

Historically women's liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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#382 World Rank
Physics