Ok, so you are a woman in the 1960s and just got your PHD from MIT in relativity, and you are ready to apply your work to your first practical application: a ring gyroscope. Only one big problem: relativity fails miserably at what is known as the Sagnac Effect. Read her “eureka” story here.
Dr. Whitney kept going forward challenging Einstein and others until she became the editor of her own physics journal – Galilean Electrodynamics.
Today, she is chief scientist for the premier scientific group of critical thinkers in then world: the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society. She shows that there are some truly great female scientists out there that are brave enough to challenge the status quo in physics.
Here are some places you can read more about Dr. Cynthia Whitney: