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Stefanie Horovitz, Ellen Gleditsch, Ada Hitchins, and the Discovery of Isotopes

  title={Stefanie Horovitz, Ellen Gleditsch, Ada Hitchins, and the Discovery of Isotopes},
  author={Marelene F. Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner‐Canham},
In the scientific discovery process, one tends to focus on the "Great Name" and ignore the co-researcher who made the actual discovery or contributed significantly to the discovery. The first detection of pulsars was a classic example The observation was made by a graduate student, Jocelyn Burnell, but it was her supervisor, Anthony Hewish, who received the Nobel Prize for the discovery (1). In the first decades of the 20th century, this lack of attribution to the lab-bench researcher… Expand
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Marelene Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner-Canham , Division of Science, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NF A2H 6P9 DISCOVERING HARRIET BROOKS When scientists are asked about women pioneersExpand
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It has been recognised for more than a decade that actinium cannot be a primary radio-element, but hitherto all attempts to obtain evidence of its continuous production, in the same way as has beenExpand
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