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 57,627 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Harriet Brooks is the 657th most popular physicist, the 436th most popular biography from Canada and the 7th most popular Canadian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Harriet Brooks ranks 657 out of 721Before her are Robert L. Forward, Charlotte Froese Fischer, Lisa Randall, Bernard Lovell, Frederick Seitz, and Max Tegmark. After her are Abraham Pais, Jürgen Kurths, Alfred Ewing, Karl Taylor Compton, C. V. Boys, and Rolf-Dieter Heuer.

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Among people born in 1876, Harriet Brooks ranks 153Before her are Sidney Robinson, Edith Abbott, Stan Rowley, H. B. Warner, Lionel Tertis, and Giuseppe De Luca. After her are Gregory Mathews, Con Leahy, Clara Blandick, Zitkala-Sa, Carl Ruggles, and James Larkin. Among people deceased in 1933, Harriet Brooks ranks 113Before her are Ring Lardner, Jack Pickford, Ismael Montes, Edward Dillon, Henry van Dyke Jr., and Saliamonas Banaitis. After her are Gustavo Jiménez, Eddie Lang, Spottiswoode Aitken, Daphne Akhurst, Ormond Stone, and John Joly.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Harriet Brooks ranks 436 out of 1,130Before her are Robert J. Sawyer (1960), Scotty Bowman (1933), Kathleen Robertson (1973), Mackenzie Davis (1987), Thomas Middleditch (1982), and Rick Genest (1985). After her are Paul Churchland (1942), Sam Langford (1886), Deryck Whibley (1980), Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879), Robert Benson (1894), and Barbara Wagner (1938).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Harriet Brooks ranks 7Before her are Willard Boyle (1924), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Jim Peebles (1935), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Louis Slotin (1910), and Donna Strickland (1959).