Brad Wallace January 14, 2015 Harriet Brooks, pioneering Canadian nuclear physicist Brad Wallace January 14, 2015 Great to see a great CDN physicist honored in print. Pity she "had" to leave physics when she got married. The M.Sc. program in physics at McGill only began in 1893, and so Harriet Brooks was certainly one of the first recipients of a Masters’ degree from the program in 1899. She began her Ph.D. work at Bryn Mawr College in the United States, and during that time was awarded a European fellowship to work at Cambridge University in the U.K. with J.J. Thomson. Brooks never received her Ph.D., as she had to leave academia upon her marriage in 1907.