Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science
“Strong Force – The Story of Physicist Shirley Ann Jackson” (click here for it)
A biography for younger readers of Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to obtain a Ph.D. from MIT (her field of study was nuclear physics). She went on to work at places including Fermilab, CERN, Stanford, and Bell Laboratories, and in the 1990’s was made head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The book includes a brief discussion of the role that church played in Jackson’s life, and of her “strong belief in God”…. [click here to continue].
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