So Few Pulsars, So Few Females

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Science  23 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5670, pp. 489
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5670.489

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  • Quality versus Quantity

    I enjoyed Jocelyn Bell Burnell's Editorial "So Few Pulsars, So Few Females" in the April 23 issue (304, 489, 2004), her descriptions of the excitement of pulsar discoveries, and laboratory hierarchies in the early 1970s. It is discouraging that 30 years later, in the 21st century, the scientific aristocracy is still denying the value of women scientists and their discoveries (1), as evidenced by the fact that there are...

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