Women in Science

Marie Curie, Chien-Shiung Wu, Emmy Noether, and Vera Rubin are just a few of the many honorable women in science. Join us in celebrating their achievements. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Join us in celebrating the achievements and discoveries of women researchers from all around the world. In this free eight-page PDF download, we share the following stories:

  • Marie Curie and how she didn’t let her childhood poverty and struggle of earning a higher education stop her from discovering Polonium and Radium, earning her a Nobel Prize.
  • Chien-Shiung Wu and why many people refer to her as the “First Lady of Physics.”
  • Emmy Noether and her never-ending impact on algebra and physics due to her theorem on the relationship between symmetries and conservation law.
  • How Vera Rubin was never awarded a Nobel Prize for her contributions to understanding dark matter, one of the most fundamental discoveries of the past century in astrophysics.

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