10 Famous Women Scientists in History
Science and technology are often considered to be the forte of men. Nevertheless, the
contribution of women to the progress of these areas cannot be disregarded. There have been
numerous gifted and far-famed women scientists in history who made crucial discoveries and
inventions in the world of science.
Today on our Science Blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most famous women scientists and
1- MARIE CURIE
Polish-born French physicist and chemist best known for her contributions to radioactivity.
2- JANE GOODALL
British primatologist and ethologist, widely considered to be the world’s foremost expert on
3- MARIA MAYER
German-born American physicist who received Nobel Prize for suggesting the nuclear shell
model of the atomic nucleus.
4- RACHEL CARSON
American marine biologist and conservationist whose work revolutionzied the global
5- ROSALIND FRANKLIN
British biophysicist best known for her work on the molecular structures of coal and graphite,
and X-ray diffraction.
6- BARBARA MCCLINTOCK
American scientist and cytogeneticist who received Nobel Prize in 1983 for the discovery of
7- RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI
Italian neurologist who received Nobel Prize in 1986 for the discovery of Nerve growth factor
8- GERTRUDE ELION
American biochemist and pharmacologist who received the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or
9- ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
American physician who was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States.
10- CHRISTIANE NUSSLEIN-VOLHARD
German biologist who received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1991.