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from President's address in 2003

In 2003 the IOP President, David Wallace, opening the new building included this paragraph on a few of the women physicists:
'We have continued our tradition of naming rooms after famous physicists and those with a close connection to the Institute. But in the new building there is one notable difference - the names of the rooms celebrate female physicists. The main reception rooms have been named for Daphne Jackson, Hertha Ayrton and Caroline Herschel. Short biographies of these women can be found in this booklet. Other rooms in the new building also bear the names of the theoetical physicist Elizabeth Gardner; Helen Megaw who researched ferroelectricity; Alice Strickland, who for many years led the Institute's publishing activities; Karen Burt, a noted instrumentation systems expert; and Fenia Berz who worked on the theory of electronic devices. Naming rooms for these women gives recognition - in some cases long overdue - for their significant achievements in physics'

Acknowledgement The administration of the IOP kindly allow me to use this text which is their copyright and was written as part of the booklet "Opening doors on physics" accompanying the opening of 80 Portland Place 19 - 23 May 2003.

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