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Harriet Brooks

1876 - 1933

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Harriet Brooks (July 2, 1876 – April 17, 1933) was the first Canadian female nuclear physicist. She is most famous for her research on nuclear transmutations and radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford, who guided her graduate work, regarded her as comparable to Marie Curie in the calibre of her aptitude. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harriet Brooks has received more than 67,924 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Harriet Brooks is the 693rd most popular physicist (down from 656th in 2019), the 482nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 436th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Canadian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Harriet Brooks ranks 693 out of 717Before her are John Clauser, Gregor Wentzel, Alexei Starobinsky, Juris Upatnieks, Grigory Landsberg, and Charles W. Misner. After her are Peter Zoller, Harvey Fletcher, Isaak Kikoin, Cumrun Vafa, Yasumasa Kanada, and Helen Quinn.

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Among people born in 1876, Harriet Brooks ranks 165Before her are H. B. Warner, Zitkala-Sa, Sidney Robinson, Cécile Tormay, Sotirios Versis, and Thomas Mofolo. After her are Edith Abbott, Oscar Dessomville, Henri Hérouin, Stan Rowley, Clara Blandick, and John T. Dillon. Among people deceased in 1933, Harriet Brooks ranks 126Before her are Ismael Montes, Earl Derr Biggers, Gustavo Jiménez, Ğäliäsğar Kamal, Edward Dillon, and Jean Cugnot. After her are Albert Champoudry, Joseph Roffo, Ormond Stone, Achille Paroche, Spottiswoode Aitken, and Saliamonas Banaitis.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Harriet Brooks ranks 482 out of 1,350Before her are Howie Morenz (1902), Alexander Ludwig (1992), David James Elliott (1960), Barbara Kent (1907), Earl Thomson (1895), and Kenny Wheeler (1930). After her are Jacob Viner (1892), Brett Hull (1964), Garth Hudson (1937), Walter Byron (1894), Gil Bellows (1967), and Wendy Crewson (1956).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Harriet Brooks ranks 8Before her are Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Jim Peebles (1935), Donna Strickland (1959), Louis Slotin (1910), and Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886). After her are Sylvia Fedoruk (1927).