Women in Science

These women may not have won any major prizes such as the L’Oréal or Nobel, but they all still deserve a mention for their contributions and they are all trailblazers in their own right.

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Rachel was American and wrote books on the natural environment. She studied Marine science. One of her most famous books was called "The Silent Spring" and told about a pesticide called DDT which was so poisonous that it killed all wildlife in any area that it was sprayed. This chemical is now banned.
Masayo is an expert working in Kyoto in Japan using STEM cell technology to help with eye diseases. STEM cells are very important in medicine as you can turn them into any cells that you need such as skin cells, eye cells, liver cells etc.
Dr. Jane Goodall, who is British, is seen as the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. She first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, in 1960, aged just 26, where she witnessed human-like behaviours amongst chimpanzees,
Dame Mary is based on Guernsey. She studied optometry at university and became an expert in health care for eyes. She set up a company called Specsavers which is now one of the leading companies for eyecare across the world.
Maggie is a British Space Scientist and Science Educator. You may have seen her on TV.
Hypatia (born c. 350–370; died 415) was a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She taught philosophy and astronomy. She is the first female mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded.
Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an astrophysicist from Northern Ireland who, as a research student, discovered the first radio pulsars in 1967. Many scientists think that this is "one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century". The discovery got the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics, but she was not included in the people who go the prize.
Dr Katie Bouman was a British research student in computer science and artificial intelligence when, in 2017, she led the creation of an algorithm (computer program) that led to a photograph image of a supermassive black hole which is at a distance of 55 million light years from Earth.
Katherine Johnson is an African American woman who was a mathematician. She worked at NASA and calculated the flight paths of many rockets, including the Apollo mission that put man onto the moon in 1969.
Dr Patricia was educated in the UK and is now a Director for a clinic in Ghana that helps pregnant women who have the HIV virus.
Rosalind was a British Chemist and her work led to the discovery of the structure of DNA. A Nobel prize was awarded for this work, but she didn't get the prize because she died of cancer before the prize was awarded. Years later, it was found from her original notes that she got to the structure of DNA first but Crick and Watson published first and are now more well known.
Wang Zhenyi b.1798, was a Chinese scientist from the Qing dynasty. She was a good astronomer and mathematician.
Professor Sarah is a British vaccinologist. She was involved with making the universal flu vaccine and she led the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19. (AstraZeneca)