Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

May 1998

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Published in Physics Education, 33(3) (May 1998), pp. 196–203. Copyright © 1998 Institute of Physics/IOP Publishing. Used by permission.

Abstract

A demographic database for the 139 Nobel prize winners in physics from 1901 to 1990 has been created from a variety of sources. The results of our statistical study are discussed in the light of the implications for physics teaching.

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