Role of Women in Physics: Pre WWII and Recent Years When it comes to discussion concerning equality of the sexes, perhaps no topic is more important than the role of women in science. Since the years prior to World War II, women have made significant progress in the social sciences, but they continue to lag behind their male counterparts in the hard sciences like physics. Accordingly, the following report provides a comparison of the role of women in the field of physics prior to World War II and their role in more recent years. Prior to the mid nineteenth century, the role of women in physics, and science in general, was a non-topic. Women, in other words, did not even have access to institutions of higher learning and, therefore, enjoyed...The end:
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