She took her wartime conviction that “a woman can do anything” into her distinguished postwar career as a physicist at MSU. She studied cosmic rays – high-energy particles flying all over the universe at approaching the speed of light. She authored or co-authored some 300 academic publications, including six books and a textbook on nuclear physics. She was appointed professor of physics in 1977, and from 1994 held the lifetime position of distinguished professor.
RIP, brave lady.