Scientists who were very successful with partners

  1. That the demands of academia (feynman’s wife specifically stated that he was consumed by mathematics), the two body problem, combine to be unfavorable for

Are there examples of scientists where both careers lasted?

However, there’s some evidence against this.

Academic Couples: Problems and Promises

In general, having a partner who is also in academia. Seems to be a theme; if the partner is also a scientist with a flourishing career, things go well,

there’s an interesting sex difference in that the benefit does not apply to women

Karl Barry Sharpless

Married Jan Dueser in 1965; thesis published three years later, then a long and illustrius career for him, no apparent scientific outputs for her, though it is said many of his speeches were written by her, three kids.

His wife doesn’t seem to have had academic output; he acknowledges that she supported his Nobel prize (to the detriment of her career, perhaps).