Having studied nuclear physics, she was the chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the Clinton administration, and is now the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In 2007 the National Science Board gave Shirley the Vannevar Bush Award for "a lifetime of achievements in scientific research, education and senior statesman-like contributions to public policy".
She funded most of the research needed to develop the first birth control pill, and continued to fund birth control research in the sixties.
Following her death in 1967, her will assigned US million to Stanford University School of Medicine to support female physicians.
He then studied a Ph D at Princeton University before working on the Manhattan Project, having been persuaded to help build the first atomic bomb before Nazi Germany could.
He went on to lecture at both Cornell University and Caltech whilst developing significant research in quantum electrodynamics, leading to his Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.
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