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Marion Ross

Pioneer in X-rays and superconductivity.

Marion Ross
Marion Ross

Marion Ross, (Dr Marion Amelia Spence Ross) was a Scottish physicist was a  pioneer in X-rays and superconductivity and noted  for her work in X-ray crystallography and fluid dynamics. Marion studied at Edinburgh in the 1920s studying Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, receiving prestigious bursaries in Mathematics, and graduating with honours. She spent her academic career here and was the first Director of Edinburgh University's Fluid Dynamics Unit. 

Marion was one of the first women to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1951.

Marion was elected to University Court for session 1967-68, one of the first non-Professorial members of staff to serve. Her contributions to the University were rewarded with a Readership, and her success was particularly notable given the male-dominated nature of the profession. On her retirement, the annually awarded Marion A S Ross Prize was founded in her name. In 2014 a street on Edinburgh University's King’s Buildings campus was named in her honour

 

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A biography of Marion Ross on the College of Science & Engineering site

Marion Ross - Wikipedia.org