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Women and Physics

Laura McCullough


This book begins with an examination of the numbers of women in physics in English-speaking countries, moving on to examine factors that affect girls and their decision to continue in science, right through to education and on into the problems that women in physics careers face. Looking at all of these topics with one eye on the progress that the field has made in the past few years, and another on those things that we have yet to address, the book surveys the most current research as it tries to identify strategies and topics that have significant impact on issues that women have in the field.

About Editors

Laura McCullough is a Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has a BA in physics from Hamline University, and a MS in physics from the University of Minnesota. Her PhD from the University of Minnesota is in Science Education with a focus on Physics Education Research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Introduction / How Many Women are in Physics? / What Helps, What Hurts: Family and Education / What Helps, What Hurts: Family and Career / The View Through Rose-Colored Glasses / The Glass is Half-Empty / Closing Thoughts


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328258

Ebook ISBN: 9781681742786

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4277-9

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


This book should be required reading for all physics professors in Australia. McCullough's intention was to write a book that would serve as a general introduction to the issues faced for women entering and remaining in physics, and arm the reader with further links should they wish to pursue them.

Dr Helen Maynard-Casely 2016 Australian Physics, Australian Institute of Physics 

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