Nina Byers was a theoretical physicist and professor in UCLA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. She joined UCLA in 1961
as an assistant professor, working on particle physics, CP-violation, and pion-nuclear charge-exchange scattering. Byers retired
in 1993. This collection consists of materials related to her teaching career, research and personal life. The papers include
materials related to courses she taught, seminar notes, research, anti-nuclear proliferation materials, professional and personal
correspondence, and photographs. Additionally included are materials related to the publication of her book
Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics (2006).
Nina Byers was a theoretical physicist and professor in UCLA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. She was born in January
19, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in physics in 1950. She received her PhD from the University
of Chicago in 1956. Byers did postdoctoral work at the University of Birmingham, England, followed by a research position
at Stanford University in 1958. She then began her teaching career at UCLA in 1961 as an assistant professor, working on particle
physics, CP-violation, and pion-nuclear charge-exchange scattering. Byers was the only female professor in UCLA's Physics
and Astronomy Department for more than 20 years.
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