Her mother told her that women's brains "can't do science." But she became a world-famous astrophysicist, unlocking clues to the aurora borealis. Joan Feynman has died at 93. Her obit, by
"Look, I don’t want us to compete, so let’s divide up physics between us,’” Joan Feynman said to her brother, Richard. “I’ll take auroras and you take the rest of the universe."
"Look, I don’t want us to compete, so let’s divide up physics between us,’” Joan Feynman said to her brother, Richard. “I’ll take auroras and you take the rest of the universe."
Joan Feynman grew up in the shadow of her older brother, the Nobel laureate Richard Feynman. Her mother told her that women’s brains “can’t do science.” She would prove her mother very wrong.
"Look, I don’t want us to compete, so let’s divide up physics between us,’” Joan Feynman said to her brother, Richard. “I’ll take auroras and you take the rest of the universe."
"Look, I don’t want us to compete, so let’s divide up physics between us,’” Joan Feynman said to her brother, Richard. “I’ll take auroras and you take the rest of the universe."
"Look, I don’t want us to compete, so let’s divide up physics between us,’” Joan Feynman said to her brother, Richard. “I’ll take auroras and you take the rest of the universe."
Her mother told her that women's brains "can't do science." But she became a world-famous astrophysicist, unlocking clues to the aurora borealis. Joan Feynman has died at 93. Her obit, by
“One professor advised her to write her dissertation on cobwebs because that, she was told, was what she would encounter while cleaning house.” Another amazing obit from
Dr. Joan Feynman, pioneering researcher on the Aurora Borealis, struggled (like Marie Curie & Mileva Marić before her) to succeed in a male-dominated field, & in her older brother's eclipsing penumbra. RIP 1927-2020.
Her mother warned her "Women’s brains can’t do science.” Dr. Feynman went on to become a world-famous astrophysicist and a pioneer in solar physics. Wonderful obit by