Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women´s Day - 10 Famous Women Scientists in History

International Women's Day (IWD), also called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.

Science and technology are often considered to be the forte of men. Nevertheless, the contribution of women to the progress of these areas cannot be disregarded. There have been numerous gifted and far-famed women scientists in history who made crucial discoveries and inventions in the world of science.

10 Famous Women Scientists in History:
  1. Marie Curie -  Polish-born French physicist and chemist best known for her contributions to radioactivity.
  2. Jane Goodall - British primatologist and ethologist, widely considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.
  3. Maria Mayer - German-born American physicist who received Nobel Prize for suggesting the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.
  4. Rachel Carson - American marine biologist and conservationist whose work revolutionzied the global environmental movement.
  5. Rosalind Franklin - British biophysicist best known for her work on the molecular structures of coal and graphite, and X-ray diffraction.
  6. Barbara McClintock - American scientist and cytogeneticist who received Nobel Prize in 1983 for the discovery of genetic transposition.
  7. Rita Levi-Montalcini - Italian neurologist who received Nobel Prize in 1986 for the discovery of Nerve growth factor (NGF)
  8. Gertrude Elion - American biochemist and pharmacologist who received the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  9. Elizabeth Blackwell - American physician who was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States.
  10. Cristiane Nusslein-Volhard - German biologist who received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1991.

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10 Famous Women Scientists in History

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