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  • Dr. Marianne Kris (1900 - 1980)
    Note: Marianne studied medicine and graduated in 1925. She participated in Anna Freud s child analysis seminar and published in the Journal for Psychoanalytical Pedagogy her essay "The Use of a Fairy...
  • Gertrude Belle Elion (1918 - 1999)
    Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as wel...
  • Ginni Rometty
    Virginia Marie "Ginni" Rometty (born July 29, 1957) is an American business executive. She is the current Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. Prior to becom...
  • Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon, DBE (1906 - 1978)
    Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon, DBE (5 January 1906 – 24 August 1978) Leading archaeologist of Neolithic culture in the Fertile Crescent. Former Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford and best know...
  • Mary Somerville (1780 - 1872)
    MARY FAIRFAX First Marriage Mary Fairfax married Samuel Greig. The marriage was booke at Burntisland in Fife, Scotland, on 28 June 1804 [Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910, index, FamilySearch] _____...

Women in Science trough the years

Women have made contributions to science from the earliest times. Historians with an interest in gender and science have illuminated the scientific endeavors and accomplishments of women, the barriers they have faced, and the strategies implemented to have their work peer-reviewed and accepted. The historical, critical and sociological study of these issues has become an academic discipline in its own right.

In ancient history:

Medieval Europe

Scientific Revolution

(16th, 17th centuries)

Born 1700 to 1800

Born 1800 to 1900

Born 1900 to 2000

Nobel prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • 2009 – Elizabeth H. Blackburn
  • 2009 – Carol W. Greider
  • 2008 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
  • 2004 – Linda B. Buck
  • 1995 – Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
  • 1988 – Gertrude B. Elion
  • 1986 – Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • 1983 – Barbara McClintock
  • 1977 – Rosalyn Yalow
  • 1947 – Gerty Cori

Turing Award

recognized as the "highest distinction in Computer science" and "Nobel Prize of computing".