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Physics and Women: A Challenge Being Successfully Met in Cuba

  • Olimpia Arias de Fuentes
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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)

Abstract

The history of physics in Cuba, like all the country’s educational and scientific development, cannot be understood without taking into account its close relationship with the social changes that took place in Cuba during the five decades elapsed since 1959. This should include due consideration to the role played by women in this process, all the more since the link between science and gender is now generally regarded as a subject of growing special interest

Keywords

Physics School Woman Scientist Woman Physicist Female Presence Vice Director 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author wants to express her gratitude to all those colleagues who have provided invaluable information on the subject dealt with in this paper, in particular, to Lic. Odalys González Cruz, present secretary for Teaching Affairs at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Havana, and to Drs. Elena Vigil and Lilliam Álvarez, two important women physicists in Cuba, who have contributed to improve this document by providing relevant information, and useful comments and observations. Last but not least, the author wants to thank the editors of this volume for giving her the opportunity to set forth the role of women in the development of physics in Cuba.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Materials Science and TechnologyUniversity of HavanaHavanaCuba

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