Video-inspiration for aspiring women in physics!
If you’re a girl or a woman starting out in physics, watch this video! Now! Do not delay!
When I first started out in physics, as a junior in high school taking AP physics, I was starving for female role models. I remember poking through my textbook in my free time (because yes, I was a nerd) and coming upon pictures like this one:
How amazing, that in one place at one time there were so many incredibly influential and brilliant physicists. Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli, Schrodinger, Dirac, Planck, the list goes on and on! But only one woman, Marie Curie.
And that made me profoundly sad!
I know from personal experience, in a male-dominated field, it helps so much to have other women to inspire you, to tell you that you can do this, to reassure you that it’s okay if physics is hard, and that you don’t have to be a genius to be a good physicist.
So. Young women, if you’re out there, and you’re considering physics, but you’re struggling, or you love it but you’re not sure it’s for you, watch this video! Soak in the wisdom.
The above is reason #217 why my sister rules. Reason #218 is that she just accepted a fellowship position at Science Magazine! You’re reading the Tumblr of a proud brother right now.