Sunday, October 18, 2009 1:21 PM
Women in Science explores important, but little-known, women scientists and their contributions. Although these women deserve recognition, no one knows who they are. Unfortunately, majority of people could not name a single female scientist except Marie Curie.
I've depicted fifteen women scientists: Elizabeth Blackwell, Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Lise Meitner, Marie Curie, Emmy Noether, Chien Shiung Wu, Agnes Pockles, Rosalind Franklin, Maria Geoppart-Mayer, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Maria Mitchell, Beatrix Potter and Barbara McClintock. Five of them are featured here. How many of them did you hear of before?