Harriet Brooks

Physicist, Academic

1876 – 1933

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Who was Harriet Brooks?

Harriet Brooks was the first Canadian woman 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.

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Born
Jul 2, 1876
Exeter, Ontario
Also known as
  • Harriet Brooks Pitcher
  • Harriet Pitcher
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • McGill University
  • Bryn Mawr College
Died
Apr 17, 1933
Montreal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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