Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
1:30pm

Her Space, Her Time

with Shohini Ghose
Hosted by Carleton University’s Sarah Everts

Her Space, Her Time

with Shohini Ghose
Hosted by Carleton University’s Sarah Everts
28
Saturday
Oct
2023
1:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Shohini Ghose

Carleton University’s Sarah Everts sits down with professor Shohini Ghose to discuss Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe.

One of Canada's leading physicists celebrates the many, groundbreaking women scientists who came before her—unsung explorers of the cosmos who both discovered the fundamental rules of the universe and challenged social rules, yet whose names remain largely unknown to us.

 

Ghose's canvas stretches from the 19th century to the present and includes many women whose work led to Nobel Prizes that were ultimately awarded to men. Among this list of impressive scientists: Henrietta Leavitt and Margaret Burbidge, who helped discover the big bang and the cosmic calendar; Anigaduwagi (Cherokee) aerospace scientist Mary Golda Ross, who helped make the Moon landings possible; atom splitter Lise Meitner; Bibha Chowdhuri, who discovered two fundamental particles; and Harriet Brooks—a Canadian physicist whose impact on radioactivity research was compared to Marie Curie’s, but who felt that marriage, not science, was the choice she had to make.

 

Engaging and inspirational, Her Space, Her Time is threaded through with Ghose's own experiences in science—women in STEM still face the same kind of challenges her subjects encountered—and driven by the imperative to make the invisible visible, ensuring that the names of these women who pursued science against all odds will never be forgotten.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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