Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Strong Force – The Story of Physicist Shirley Ann Jackson” (CLICK HERE for it)
This book is a biography 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. She later became president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While the book also discusses the role that church played in Jackson’s life, and her “strong belief in God” (CLICK HERE to continue).
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