Unsung heroines: Six women denied scientific glory

This New Scientist article outlines the fascinating (and tragic) stories of some of histories greatest ever female scientists most of us have never heard of. In my daily work I go to great lengths to tell girls (and boys) that they are the luckiest children ever to have lived as they have opportunity of education from preschool to university, whichever gender they are.

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin

The women covered in this article are:

  1. Lise Meitner, 1878-1968
  2. Marthe Gautier, 1925-
  3. Hertha Ayrton, 1854-1923
  4. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, born 1943
  5. Gerty Cori, 1896-1957
  6. Rosalind Franklin, 1920-1958

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