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  • Jane Ellen "Holly" Watts (Hollingsworth) (1931 - 2015)
    Jane Hollingsworth "Holly" Watts, 83, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, pioneer cytotechnologist at University of Tennessee Medical Center, and beloved wife and mother died peacefully on Saturday March...
  • Gerty Therese Cori, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1947 (1896 - 1957)
    Gerty Theresa Cori , née Radnitz, was born in Prague on August 15th, 1896. She received her primary education at home before entering a Lyceum for girls in 1906; she graduated in 1912 and studie...
  • Rachel Fuller Brown (1898 - 1980)
    Rachel Fuller Brown (November 23, 1898 – January 14, 1980) was a chemist best known for her long-distance collaboration with microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen in developing the first useful a...
  • Mary Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke College (1797 - 1849)
    Women's Education Pioneer, Founder of Mount Holyoke College Mary Mason Lyon was born on February 28, 1797 in Buckland, Franklin Co., Massachusetts to farmer Aaron Lyon, Jr. and his wife, Jemima. The ...
  • Evangeline Lodge Lindbergh (1876 - 1954)
    Evangeline hde ett olyckligt äktenskap beroende på hennes mentala instabilitet. Hon dog i Parkinssons sjukdom 78 år gammal. ____________________________________________________...

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".