Harriet Brooks, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Harriet Brooks

Canadian nuclear physicist

Date of Birth: 02-Jul-1876

Place of Birth: Exeter, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 17-Apr-1933

Profession: physicist, nuclear physicist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Harriet Brooks

  • 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 being next to Marie Curie in the calibre of her aptitude.
  • She was among the first persons to discover radon and to try to determine its atomic mass.

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