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  • Rochelle Walensky
    Rochelle Paula Walensky is an American physician-scientist who is the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical Sch...
  • Dr Martha Cowles Epstein (1927 - 2003)
    In 1950, Chase began working as a research assistant at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the laboratory of bacteriologist and geneticist Alfred Hershey. In 1952, she and Hershey performed the Hershey–C...
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    Rebecca Louise Carrington, PhD (1946 - 1979)
    Biography Rebecca Louise Carrington was born on December 7, 1946, in Travis County, Texas, United States of America. Her parents were Victor Metz Carrington and Patricia Smith (Giles) . Research Phys...
  • 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...

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".