Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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universities in the United States. She holds memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and Sigma Xi.

Caserio's work with the Academic Senate brought her high visibility within the UC system. During her tenure as head of the Irvine campus Academic Senate, the Nixon Archives Foundation made the decision not to build the Richard M. Nixon library at the school because of opposition from the faculty. 4 In 1990, Caserio was appointed vice chancellor of academic affairs at UC San Diego. Unwilling to give up her interaction with students in the classroom, Caserio continued to teach while being an administrator. Although faced with controversies (such as issues of academic freedom during the Gulf War) as well as financial challenges (such as downsizing, budget cuts, and the loss of key faculty to early retirement incentive programs), Caserio found her new position to be a "very gratifying, rewarding job." During her tenure as vice chancellor, UC San Diego ranked sixth among U.S. universities in the amount of federal funding spent on research and development and first among the nine campuses in the UC system. 5 Caserio retired from her position as vice chancellor in July 1995, with the impression that UC San Diego is "stronger than ever."

Marjorie (nee Beckett) married Frederick Caserio in 1957. They have two sons, Alan and Brian. She describes her husband as an equal partner who has honored and supported her career. They both enjoy outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, and backpacking.


Notes
1.
Majorie Caserio and Nancy Allee, telephone conversation, August 19, 1995. Unless otherwise noted, quotations in this essay are taken from this source.
2.
See "Marjorie Caserio, Professor of Chemistry, Appointed as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UCSD," UCSD Chemistry Graduates' Association [newsletter], no. 6 (Winter 1991).
3.
See McGraw-Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers ( New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1980).
4.
"Names and Faces," Boston Globe ( March 17, 1983).
5.
Richard Acello, "UCSD Was a Billion-Dollar Business in '94," San Diego Daily Transcript ( December 28, 1994): 1.

Bibliography

Acello Richard. "UCSD Was a Billion-Dollar Business in '94." San Diego Daily Transcript ( December 28, 1994): 1.

Association for Women in Science and Connect (The UCSD Program in Technology and Entrepreneurship). "Women in Bioscience." University of California at San Diego, October 16, 1993.

Baringa Marcia. "Early Retirement Program Cuts Deep into UC Faculties." Science 264, no. 5162 ( 1994): 1074-1076.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • Ida Barney (1886-1982) Astronomer 1
  • Bibliography 3
  • Bibliography 4
  • Bibliography 8
  • Bibliography 8
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943- ) Astronomer 9
  • Bibliography 13
  • Bibliography 14
  • Bibliography 17
  • Bibliography 18
  • Bibliography 18
  • Bibliography 20
  • Bibliography 20
  • Bibliography 20
  • Bibliography 25
  • Bibliography 26
  • Bibliography 27
  • Bibliography 31
  • Bibliography 31
  • Bibliography 32
  • Bibliography 35
  • Bibliography 35
  • Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) Astronomer 36
  • Bibliography 40
  • Emma Perry Carr (1880-1972) Chemist 40
  • EMMA PERRY CARR (1880-1972) Chemist 45
  • EMMA PERRY CARR (1880-1972) Chemist 45
  • Marjorie Caserio (1929- ) Chemist 46
  • Bibliography 50
  • Bibliography 51
  • Bibliography 56
  • Bibliography 56
  • Bibliography 57
  • Bibliography 61
  • Bibliography 61
  • Bibliography 62
  • Bibliography 66
  • Bibliography 66
  • Ingrid Daubechies (1954- ) Physicist 67
  • Bibliography 69
  • Allie Vibert Douglas (1894-1988) Astrophysicist, Astronomer 69
  • ALLIE VIBERT DOUGLAS (1894-1988) Astrophysicist, Astronomer 75
  • ALLIE VIBERT DOUGLAS (1894-1988) Astrophysicist, Astronomer 76
  • Allie Vibert Douglas (1894-1988) Astrophysicist, Astronomer 76
  • ALLIE VIBERT DOUGLAS (1894-1988) Astrophysicist, Astronomer 79
  • ALLIE VIBERT DOUGLAS (1894-1988) Astrophysicist, Astronomer 79
  • Helen T. Edwards (1936- ) Physicist 80
  • Bibliography 84
  • Gertrude Belle Elion (1918- ) Biochemist 84
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 87
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 88
  • Gertrude Belle Elion (1918- ) Biochemist 88
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 93
  • Bibliography 94
  • Gertrude Belle Elion (1918- ) Biochemist 94
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 99
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 99
  • Gertrude Belle Elion (1918- ) Biochemist 99
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 104
  • GERTRUDE BELLE ELION (1918- ) Biochemist 104
  • Williamina Paton Fleming (1857-1911) Astronomer 105
  • Bibliography 109
  • Helen M. Free (1923--) Chemist 110
  • Bibliography 112
  • Wendy Laurel Freedman (1957- ) Astronomer 113
  • Bibliography 117
  • Catharine D. Garmany (1946- ) Astronomer 117
  • CATHARINE D. GARMANY (1946- ) Astronomer 121
  • CATHARINE D. GARMANY (1946- ) Astronomer 121
  • Margaret Joan Geller (1947- ) Astronomer 122
  • Bibliography 126
  • Ellen Gleditsch (1879-1968) Nuclear Chemist 127
  • Bibliography 131
  • Jenny Pickworth Glusker (1931- ) Crystallographer, Cancer Researcher 132
  • Notes 135
  • Bibliography 136
  • Bibliography 136
  • Bibliography 143
  • Bibliography 144
  • Gertrude Scharff Goldhaber (1911- ) Physicist 145
  • Bibliography 147
  • Bibliography 148
  • Bibliography 153
  • Bibliography 153
  • Jeanette Grasselli (brown) (1929- ) Analytical Chemist 154
  • Notes 158
  • Bibliography 158
  • Arda Alden Green (1899-1958) Biochemist 159
  • Notes 162
  • Bibliography 162
  • Dorothy Anna Hahn (1876-1950) Chemist 163
  • Bibliography 166
  • Heidi Hammel (1960- ) Astronomer 166
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 171
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 171
  • Heidi Hammel (1960- ) Astronomer 172
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 175
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 176
  • Heidi Hammel (1960- ) Astronomer 176
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 177
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 177
  • Heidi Hammel (1960- ) Astronomer 178
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 180
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 181
  • Heidi Hammel (1960- ) Astronomer 181
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 185
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 185
  • Heidi Hammel (1960- ) Astronomer 186
  • HEIDI HAMMEL (1960- ) Astronomer 190
  • Bibliography 191
  • Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993) Astronomer 191
  • HELEN SAWYER HOGG (1905-1993) Astronomer 196
  • Icie Gertrude Macy Hoobler (1892-1984) Biochemist 197
  • Bibliography 202
  • Allene Rosalind Jeanes (1906-1995) Chemist 203
  • Bibliography 207
  • Bibliography 208
  • Bibliography 212
  • Bibliography 212
  • Bibliography 212
  • Bibliography 217
  • Bibliography 217
  • Bibliography 217
  • Bibliography 221
  • Bibliography 222
  • Joyce Jacobson Kaufman (1929- ) Chemist 223
  • Bibliography 227
  • Vera E. Kistiakowsky (1928- ) Physicist 228
  • Bibliography 233
  • Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) Astronomer 233
  • HENRIETTA SWAN LEAVITT (1868-1921) Astronomer 236
  • HENRIETTA SWAN LEAVITT (1868-1921) Astronomer 236
  • Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) Astronomer 237
  • HENRIETTA SWAN LEAVITT (1868-1921) Astronomer 241
  • Bibliography 242
  • Pauline Beery Mack (1891-1974) Chemist 242
  • PAULINE BEERY MACK (1891-1974) Chemist 246
  • PAULINE BEERY MACK (1891-1974) Chemist 247
  • Pauline Beery Mack (1891-1974) Chemist 247
  • PAULINE BEERY MACK (1891-1974) Chemist 250
  • PAULINE BEERY MACK (1891-1974) Chemist 250
  • Ines Mandl (1917- ) Biochemist 251
  • Bibliography 254
  • Antonia Maury (1866-1952) Astronomer 255
  • Bibliography 259
  • Grace Medes (1886-1967) Chemist 259
  • GRACE MEDES (1886-1967) Chemist 262
  • Bibliography 263
  • Lise Meitner (1878-1968) Physicist 263
  • LISE MEITNER (1878-1968) Physicist 266
  • LISE MEITNER (1878-1968) Physicist 267
  • Lise Meitner (1878-1968) Physicist 268
  • LISE MEITNER (1878-1968) Physicist 270
  • LISE MEITNER (1878-1968) Physicist 270
  • Lise Meitner (1878-1968) Physicist 270
  • LISE MEITNER (1878-1968) Physicist 274
  • LISE MEITNER (1878-1968) Physicist 275
  • Agnes Fay Morgan (1884-1968) Chemist 276
  • Notes 280
  • Bibliography 281
  • Dorothy Virginia Nightingale (1902- ) Chemist 282
  • Notes 285
  • Bibliography 286
  • Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979) Astronomer 286
  • CECILIA PAYNE-GAPOSCHKIN (1900-1979) Astronomer 291
  • CECILIA PAYNE-GAPOSCHKIN (1900-1979) Astronomer 291
  • Mary Engle Pennington (1872-1952) Bacteriologist, Chemist 292
  • Bibliography 296
  • Bibliography 297
  • Bibliography 301
  • Bibliography 301
  • Bibliography 301
  • Bibliography 304
  • Bibliography 305
  • Bibliography 310
  • Bibliography 310
  • Lucy Weston Pickett (1904- ) Chemist 311
  • Bibliography 314
  • Bibliography 315
  • Bibliography 318
  • Bibliography 318
  • Kamal J. Ranadive (1917- ) Cancer Researcher 319
  • Bibliography 322
  • Sarah Ratner (1903- ) Biochemist 323
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 327
  • Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 327
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 332
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 332
  • Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 333
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 336
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 336
  • Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 336
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 341
  • ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS (1842-1911) Chemist, Ecologist, Home Economist 342
  • Elizabeth Roemer (1929- ) Astronomer 343
  • Bibliography 345
  • Nancy Grace Roman (1925- ) Astronomer 345
  • NANCY GRACE ROMAN (1925- ) Astronomer 349
  • Vera Cooper Rubin (1928- ) Astronomer 350
  • Bibliography 354
  • Bibliography 355
  • Bibliography 358
  • Bibliography 359
  • Bibliography 359
  • Bibliography 363
  • Bibliography 363
  • Bibliography 363
  • Bibliography 366
  • Bibliography 367
  • Bibliography 367
  • Bibliography 372
  • Bibliography 372
  • Bibliography 373
  • Bibliography 375
  • Bibliography 375
  • Bibliography 375
  • Bibliography 380
  • Bibliography 380
  • Bibliography 381
  • Bibliography 384
  • Bibliography 385
  • Bibliography 385
  • Bibliography 388
  • Bibliography 388
  • Henrietta Hill Swope (1902-1980) Astronomer 389
  • Bibliography 391
  • Paula Szkody (1948- ) Astronomer 392
  • Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley (1941-1981) Astronomer 396
  • BEATRICE MURIEL HILL TINSLEY (1941-1981) Astronomer 400
  • BEATRICE MURIEL HILL TINSLEY (1941-1981) Astronomer 400
  • Marjorie Jean Young Vold (1913-1991) Colloid Chemist 401
  • Bibliography 404
  • Emma T.R. Williams Vyssotsky (1894-1975) Astronomer 405
  • Bibliography 408
  • Bibliography 409
  • Bibliography 413
  • Bibliography 413
  • Sarah Frances Whiting (1847-1927) Astronomer, Physicist 414
  • Bibliography 418
  • Lee Anne M. Willson (1947- ) Astronomer 418
  • LEE ANNE M. WILLSON (1947- ) Astronomer 422
  • LEE ANNE M. WILLSON (1947- ) Astronomer 422
  • Lee Anne M. Willson (1947- ) Astronomer 423
  • LEE ANNE M. WILLSON (1947- ) Astronomer 428
  • LEE ANNE M. WILLSON (1947- ) Astronomer 429
  • Lee Anne M. Willson (1947- ) Astronomer 429
  • LEE ANNE M. WILLSON (1947- ) Astronomer 433
  • Xide Xie (1921- ) Physicist 434
  • Bibliography 438
  • Judith Sharn Young (1952- ) Astronomer 438
  • JUDITH SHARN YOUNG (1952- ) Astronomer 442
  • JUDITH SHARN YOUNG (1952- ) Astronomer 442
  • Appendix I: Scientists by Profession 445
  • Appendix II: Scientists by Honors and Awards Received 449
  • Index 461
  • About the Editors and Contributors 471
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