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I get the feeling not many people know many female scientists, so Im setting this challenge on tsr, for people to name a female scientist and maybe write a sentence or two about that female scientists discovery and contribution to science.PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT FEMALE SCIENTISTS PEOPLE HAVE MENTIONED!!!
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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin-astronomer and astrophysicist. Explained in her thesis the composition of stars relating to the abundance of hydrogen and helium
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Um... Uh.... Ehh.... Uh....
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The middle one from Hidden Figures...?
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The middle one from Hidden Figures...?
Dammit I was going to say that. Katherine Johnson.



Ada Lovelace- First computer programmer
Rosalind Franklin- Helped with the understanding of molecular structures of DNA and graphite
Irene Curie- Found out how to turn one element into another.
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Rosalind Franklin who contributed to the discover of the structure of DNA through the data generated via X-Ray crystallography
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First computer programmer: Ada Lovelace
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Rosalind Franklin. She was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Sadly she died before she could be awarded the Noble Peace prize. However, many scientists have used her work and gone on to win a Noble peace prize themselves (such as Watson and Crick).



Side note: I was typing this as the person above was submitting Rosalind Franklin as an answer.
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Costance Tipper: developed a method of testing whether a type of steel would survive in certain conditions, this was created because a lot of liberty ships in WWII kept breaking in certain conditions due to using a different type of steel than planned.
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Barbara McClintock. She was a scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. She was from America.
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Sophie Germain was a French mathematician and physicist. She did some really interesting work on Fermat's Last Theorem and elasticity. Unfortunately, because of her discrimination in education, she didn't have the base of skills and knowledge to create a rigorous examination, which was particularly obvious in her essays on elasticity.
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Lise Meitner. Physicist who helped discover nuclear fission (specifically the details of that of Uranium), she should have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her work on the matter really but didn't. A real dark day for Chemistry but it was less a matter of discrimination, and more a case of the awarding process not being suited to discoveries by teams of scientists working as one with interlinked efforts.
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Grace Hopper, computer scientist. So cool she even has a destroyer class ship named after her the USS Hopper. Life goals.
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Dr Claire Weekes (1903-1990). Before she became a GP and renowned worldwide for her work with mental health, she was a research scientist.


Weekes' work provided the basis an understanding of reptile placentation that lasted for nearly 50 years. More recent work has continued to build on the empirical and conceptual framework that she established. She was also the first woman to obtain a degree from University of Sydney.
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Hypatia of Alexandria, astronomer and the first known female mathematician.

Caroline Herschel, sister of William Herschel, astronomer.

Mary Somerville, astronomer, polymath, friend of Caroline Herschel (they were jointly the first female members of the RAS) and JMW Turner. hailed as "The Queen of Nineteenth Century Science".

Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer (with a language named after her).
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Margaret Hamilton? She's the one who faked the moon landing.
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Rita Levi-Montalcini https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Levi-Montalcini

neurobiologist, 1986 Nobel laureate
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(Original post by Anonymous1502)
Name a famous female scientist except Marie Currie.
How about Marie Curie?
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(Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
How about Marie Curie?
He must have meant Edwina Currie who studied sexuality in British prime ministers.
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Ada Lovelace
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