Q is for Helen Quinn – Particle Physicist #AtoZChallenge

Q is for Helen Quinn – Particle Physicist

++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++

Dr. Helen Quinn (1943 – ) is a particle physicist whose research includes contributions to the understanding of the three types of particle interactions (strong, electromagnetic, and weak).

Helen Quinn at Harvard University

Helen Quinn at Harvard University

Dr. Quinn worked at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory until her retirement in 2010. Now, she focuses her energy on K-12 science education.

Credit: Headbomb CC BY-SA 3.0

The elementary particles making up all matter in the universe. Dr. Quinn’s research focused on the forces shown in the yellow (lower right) part of the diagram. Credit: Headbomb CC BY-SA 3.0

You can learn more about Helen Quinn here.

See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.

Add your own “Q”-named women to the list in the comments below! Here’s one other that was suggested to me!

Edith Quimby – nuclear medicine

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