Women have been shaping the world of science since forever. Take a look at this list of incredible scientists to see just how influential they have been in making the world what it is today.
1- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
She is said to have been one of the first people that recognized the full potential of a “computing machine” and is lauded as one of the first computer programmers in history.
2- Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)
She was a British physician. She was also the first woman to obtain a medical degree in the U.S. She was a strong promoter of education for women in medicine in both the U.S. and the U.K.
3-Marie Curie (1867-1934)
She conducted cutting-edge research on radioactivity. Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, the only woman to have won it twice, and the only person who has ever won a Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields (chemistry and physics).
4- Jane Goodall (1934-Today)
Goodall is best known for her work on chimpanzee’s social and family life. She deduced that chimpanzees are capable of complex emotions and social behaviours (which was not a common belief of her time).
5- Cynthia Breazeal (1967-Today)
Her cutting-edge research selves into social exchanges between robots (and A.I.) and humans. This is the kind of research that could really shape our future!