Kenneth Chang, The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2021
She overcame bias against women in science and personal tragedy to perform groundbreaking work. She earned recognition for her achievements last year.
Myriam P. Sarachik, a scientist whose groundbreaking experiments illuminated subtle but fundamental physics in the electronic and magnetic behavior of materials, died on Oct. 7 in Manhattan. She was 88.
The death, at Mount Sinai West hospital, was caused by a stroke, her daughter, Karen, said.
In the 1960s, Dr. Sarachik entered and succeeded in a field, experimental physics, where women were a rarity. Even her mentors insisted that she might really have preferred being a housewife or a part-time teacher. But she persisted, becoming a professor in 1964 at the City College of New York.
“She always pushed the boundaries. She was always a pioneer.”Laura H. Greene, the chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory