Helen Quinn


I am a particle physicist, PhD from Stanford in 1967, and grandmother of three young girls. My seven year old granddaughter got very excited when she saw my picture in the magazine “Science News”. She loves that magazine because her father often takes the time to tell her what some of the articles are about.

I grew up in Australia, came to Stanford as a senior when my family moved because of my father’s job (he was an engineer and inventor, though he had no degree).
My research in particle physics has been widely recognized, the poster shows the celebration of my work that occurred about the time I retired (although the picture of me it contains is from around 1976). Since then I have been working on science education, as a leader in a effort to develop new science standards known as Next Generation Science Standards that we expect will be adopted in many states.


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