ⓘ Dorothy Wrinch

Dorothy Wrinch

ⓘ Dorothy Wrinch

Dorothy Maud Wrinch foi uma matemática e bioquímica teórica britânica nascida na Argentina. Conhecida por sua tentativa de deduzir a estrutura da proteína usando princípios matemáticos.

Foi palestrante do Congresso Internacional de Matemáticos em Zurique em 1932.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin escreveu no obituário de Wrinch que ela foi "a brilliant and controversial figure who played a part in the beginnings of much of present research in molecular biology." Em um nível mais pessoal, Crowfoot Hodgkin escreveu, "I like to think of her as she was when I first knew her, gay, enthusiastic and adventurous, courageous in face of much misfortune and very kind."


1. Publicações selecionadas

  • The Retreat from Parenthood London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner 1930 como Jean Ayling
  • Chemical aspects of the structure of small peptides; an introduction. 1960.
  • "Selected papers of Dorothy Wrinch, from the Sophia Smith Collection," in "Structures of Matter and Patterns in Science, inspired by the work and life of Dorothy Wrinch, 1894–1976, The Proceedings of a Symposium held at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 28–30 September 1977, Schenkman Publishing Company, 1980.
  • Chemical aspects of polypeptide chain structures and the cyclol theory 1965.
  • "On Some Aspects of the Theory of Probability," Philosophical Magazine, 38, 1919, 715–731. com Harold Jeffreys
  • Fourier transforms and structure factors ; American Society for X-Ray and Electron Diffraction. 1946

2. Leitura adicional

  • Charles Tanford & Jacqueline Reynolds, Natures Robots: A History of Proteins, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001. Chapters 10 and 12 discuss Wrinchs cyclol theory.
  • P. G. Abir-Am, Synergy or Clash: Disciplinary and Marital Strategies in the Career of Mathematical Biologist Dorothy Wrinch, In Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives, Women in Science 1789–1979, P. G. Abir-Am & D. Outram Eds, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick NJ, 1987; pp 239–280.
  • Patrick Coffey, Cathedrals of Science: The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-532134-0.
  • Mary R. S. Creese, Wrinch, Dorothy Maud 1894–1976’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Accessed 11 July 2005.
  • Marjorie Senechal, I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science, Oxford University Press, New York, 2013.
  • John Jones, "Nicholson, John William 1881–1955", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Marjorie Senechal, "A Prophet without Honor: Dorothy Wrinch, Scientist, 1894–1976," Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Vol. 68 1977, 18–23.
  • Charles W. Carey, Jr., "Wrinch, Dorothy Maud"; American National Biography Online, February 2000.
  • David Howie, Interpreting Probability: Controversies and Developments in the Early Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2002. Chapter 4 describes the Wrinch-Jeffreys collaboration.

3. Ligações externas

  • Journal of Chemical Education: Dorothy Maud Wrinch
  • Dorothy Maud Wrinch Papers: A Finding Aid Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College.
  • "Dorothy Wrinch", Biographies of Women Mathematicians, Agnes Scott College
  • Science World: Linus Pauling
  • For a list of Wrinchs degrees see Dorothy Wrinch on Mathematical Women in the British Isles, 1878–1940
  • Photograph of group including Wrinch from 1918 at the National Portrait Gallery
  • SJSU Virtual Museum: Dorothy Wrinch has photograph
  • Biografia em MacTutor em inglês
  • I Died for Beauty, Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science by Marjorie Senechal