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Rachel Ivie
Rachel Ivie, who received her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studies the careers of physicists, particularly the careers of women in physics. She has designed and carried out numerous studies, from the impact of tenure and promotion practices at institutions on male and female faculty, to a global survey of physicists. She authored the first ever thematic report on women in physics (Ivie and Stowe, 2000), bringing together data from AIP’s surveys with data from outside sources. Ivie is the Associate Director of the Statistical Research Center (SRC) at the American Institute of Physics. For more information, visit

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Blind Ambition

(3) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 5:33 PM

On Tuesday the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. Since 1901, when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was named the first recipient, a total of 193 people have been honored as Physics Laureates.

In 1903, one of the very first Prizes...

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