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2011-07-30 00:01:04

Though physicists know Maria Goeppert Mayer left her own stamp on history, the U.S. Postal Service recently issued one of its own to commemorate the nuclear physicist. This June, the Postal Service released a new stamp honoring Maria Goeppert Mayer, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who worked at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in the 1940 and '50s. The year also marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Women in Science and Technology organization at...

2011-04-08 00:00:29

To encourage and inspire more young women to pursue careers in science, Argonne will host its 24th annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference on April 14, 2011, welcoming approximately 350 high school students from across the Chicago area to experience science and engineering first hand. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 On December 2, 1942, 50-plus men and a lone woman gathered under the west stands of the University of Chicago's Stagg Field to produce the world's first...

2005-09-29 05:40:00

STOCKHOLM -- If you are a woman scientist, don't hold your breath for a call from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the venerable body that awards the Nobel prizes. If history is a guide, a couple of greying men are likely to win the 2005 Nobel physics and chemistry prizes, to be announced on October 4 and October 5 respectively. They will receive the 10 million crown prize in December. Swedish kings have handed out 320 prizes to distinguished physicists and chemists since 1901, but only...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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