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  • Vera Rubin (1928 - 2016)
    Vera Rubin (née Cooper; born July 23, 1928) is an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and t...
  • Chien-Shiung Wu 吳健雄 (1912 - 1997)
    Chien-Shiung Wu 吳健雄 was a Chinese-American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the field of nuclear physics. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the pr...
  • Filomena Francisco (deceased)
    Filomen Francisco topped the Pharmacy Board examination in 1908, making her the first licensed pharmacist. Reference Ingles, Raul Rafael. "1908". Quezon City: UP Press, 2008. Page 205.
  • Rosalind Venetia Fox Pitt-Rivers (1907 - 1990)
    Rosalind Venetia Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers, née Rosalind Venetia Henley (4 March 1907 – 14 January 1990) was a biochemist and Fellow of the Royal Society. Life and work She was born on 4 March 190...
  • Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868 - 1921)
    Henrietta Swan Leavitt (July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921) was an American astronomer. A graduate of Radcliffe College, in 1893 Leavitt started working at the Harvard College Observatory as a "compute...

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".