The first women ever tenured in the physics departments of Princeton, MIT, and Harvard, Lisa Randall is hard at work in the areas of particle physics and cosmology, part of a journey to determine the makeup of the universe. In 2004 she held the distinction of being the most cited theoretical physicist of the past five years. She continues to do ground-breaking research in particle physics and cosmology, and currently serves on the editorial boards of several theoretical physics journals.
Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was a physicist at Columbia University who worked for the Manhattan Project. She helped to develop the process for separating U-235 and U-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She also worked to develop improved Geiger counters and later performed experiments contradicting the Law of Conservation of Parity.
A confocal image of giant liposomes of pulmonary surfactant was magnified 40 times by Dr. Jorge Bernardino de la Serna of MEMPHYS - Center for Biomembrane Physics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Odense, Denmark.
MIT Seminar: Fusion and Plasma Physics | Free course material for download at MITopencourseware | Lectures and discussions introduce the range of topics relevant to plasma physics and fusion engineering. Includes an introductory discussion of the economic and ecological motivation for the development of fusion power and covers contemporary magnetic confinement schemes, theoretical questions, and engineering considerations | Image: Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences