part of what I do is getting people to work together and to coordinate their efforts with one another." Only through the power of teamwork can the miracle of modern science express itself, and Edwards often notices the indirect results of her kind of research surfacing in many modern products and applications especially in the medical field with the new CAT scan and magnetic resonance imaging technologies. When asked if she would choose the same career path over again, she hesitates only slightly, then answers, "Yes. Probably, but I think it's getting harder and harder today to conduct new research with so many bureaucratic obstacles and high costs in the way." Helen Edwards is, however, one to persevere. She has already overcome a tremendous number of obstacles by rising to her position in the field of physics. Her contributions are extraordinary and well acknowledged.
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"Five Honored for Particle-Accelerator Advances." Physics Today 39 ( December 1985): 92.
"Five Physicists Receive Lawrence Awards (James J. Duderstadt, Helen T. Edwards, Joe W. Gray, G. Bradley Moore, and James L. Smith)." Physics Today 39 ( October 1986): 137-138.
DARIN C. SAVAGE
|Birth||January 23, 1918|
|1937||A.B., chemistry, Hunter College|