Women Scientists Who Made Nuclear Astrophysics

Christine V. Hampton, Maria Lugaro, Panagiota Papakonstantinou, P. Gina Isar, Birgitta Nordström, Nalan Özkan, Marialuisa Aliotta, Aleksandra Ćiprijanović, Sanjana Curtis, Marcella Di Criscienzo, Jacqueline den Hartogh, Andreea S. Font, Anu Kankainen, Chiaki Kobayashi, Claudia Lederer-Woods, Ewa Niemczura, Thomas Rauscher, Artemis Spyrou, Sophie Van Eck, Mariya YavahchovaWilliam Chantereau, Selma E. de Mink, Etienne A. Kaiser, Friedrich Karl Thielemann, Claudia Travaglio, Aparna Venkatesan, Remo Collet

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Female role models reduce the impact on women of stereotype threat, i.e., of being at risk of conforming to a negative stereotype about one's social, gender, or racial group [1,2]. This can lead women scientists to underperform or to leave their scientific career because of negative stereotypes such as, not being as talented or as interested in science as men. Sadly, history rarely provides role models for women scientists; instead, it often renders these women invisible [3]. In response to this situation, we present a selection of twelve outstanding women who helped to develop nuclear astrophysics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclei in the Cosmos XV
EditorsAlba Formicola, Matthias Junker, Lucio Gialanella, Gianluca Imbriani
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030138752
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2019
Event15th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2018 - L'Aquila, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference15th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2018


  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Fission
  • Historical
  • Nuclear physics
  • Radioactivity
  • Solar studies
  • Women scientists


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