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Author Senechal, Marjorie.

Title I died for beauty : Dorothy Wrinch and the cultures of science / Marjorie Senechal
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 300 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Summary Dorothy Wrinch, a complicated and ultimately tragic figure, is remembered today for her much publicized feud with Linus Pauling over the shape of proteins, known as 'the cyclol controversy'. Pauling emerged victorious and is now seen as one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists. History has proven less kind to Wrinch. Although some of Wrinch's theories did not pass the test of time, her contributions to the fields of Darwinism, probability and statistics, quantum mechanics, x-ray diffraction, and computer science were anything but inconsequential
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Wrinch, Dorothy, 1894-1976.
Mathematicians -- Argentina -- Biography.
Biochemists -- Argentina -- Biography.
Women mathematicians -- Biography.
Women biochemists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190254353 ebook