Maria Goeppert Mayer
An illuminated face, a clear look to the west is the image for the cover of the book with which the Nuclear Safety Council celebrates its 40th anniversary. It is a biography of the scientist Maria Goeppert Mayer, who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1963, after a long career of research and teaching that took her from her native Göttingen to the California of her later years. It is this warm light of the western United States that colors the optimistic portrait of the protagonist.
The text by José Manuel Sánchez Ron, scientific expert and academic of the Spanish language, takes the reader back to a golden age of physics thanks to a story full of figures and facts of supreme relevance, in which there is no lack of women, who, against the inertia of male preponderance, carry out important scientific work. Maria Goeppert Mayer stands out in the field of the structure of the atomic nucleus. The numerous photographs are the result of an exhaustive compilation by the author and provide the context of the protagonist’s life.
The format of the book, the typographical treatment, the use of highlighted text and warm paper contribute to an attractive work for readers who are not necessarily familiar with high scientific concepts.
The book was printed by Punto Verde.
Cliente: Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear
Trabajo: Libro conmemorativo