There have been numerous gifted women scientists in the history who made crucial discoveries and inventions in the science world.
In this Blog, we’ll take a look at 10 most famous women scientists in History and their achievements.
- Marie Curie (1867-1934) – Polish-born French physicist and chemist knew for her contributions to radioactivity.
- Jane Goodall (1934-present)– British primatologist and ethologist, widely considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.
- Maria Mayer (1906-1972)- German-born American physicist who received Nobel Prize for suggesting the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.
- Rachel Carson (1907-1964)– American marine biologist and conservationist whose work revolutionized the global environmental movement.
- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)– British biophysicist best known for her work on the molecular structures of coal and graphite, and X-ray diffraction.
- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) – American scientist and cytogeneticist who received Nobel Prize in 1983 for the discovery of genetic transposition.
- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012)– Italian neurologist who received Nobel Prize in 1986 for the discovery of Nerve growth factor (NGF)
- Gertrude Elion (1918-1999) – American biochemist and pharmacologist who received the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) – American physician who was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States.
- Cristiane Nusslein-Volhard (1942-present)– German biologist who received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1991.
Learn more: http://www.famousscientists.org/10-famous-women-scientists/