Female Scientists

                                       Famous Female Scientists

This video is all about some of the most famous and notable female scientist. These scientists are Caroline Herschel, Mary Anning, Ada Lovelace, Maria Mitchell, Mary Kingsley, Annie Cannon, Marie Curie, Louise Boyd, Gerty Cori, Irene Joliet-Curie, Helen Taussig, Margaret Mead, Barbara McClintock, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, Ruth Wakefield, Grace Murray Hoppe, Rachel Carson, Chien-Shiung Wu, Mary Leakey, Gertrude Elion, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Stephanie Kwolek, Jewel Plummer Cobb, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, Ada Yonath, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Ellen Ochoa.

  • Caroline Herschel: – She was a German astronomer. She was the first woman to discover a comet and also to receive honorary membership into the Royal Society. In 1783, Caroline Herschel discovered an open cluster which is known as NGC 2360.
  • Mary Anning: – She was an amateur paleontologist and a fossil collector. Anning is sometimes referred as ‘the greatest fossilist the world ever knew’.
  • Ada Lovelace: – Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician. She is considered the first computer programmer. She is best known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed general-purpose computer.
  • Maria Mitchell: – She was the first professional female astronomer of America. She discovered a comet in 1847.
  • Mary Kingsley: – She was an English explorer and scientific writer. Kingsley traveled throughout the West Africa.
  • Annie Cannon: – Annie Cannon was an American astronomer. She studied bright southern hemisphere stars.
  • Marie Curie: – Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Noble prize and the first scientist to win this in two different fields physics and chemistry. She discovered Polonium and Radium.
  • Louise Boyd: – Louise Boyd was an American explorer. She made her first trip to arctic in 1926. In 1955, she became the first woman to charter a private plane and fly across the North Pole.
  • Gerty Cori: – Gerty Cori was a biochemist. She was the first American woman to win a Noble prize in science. She has done some research work on the metabolic mechanism.
  • Irene Joliet-Curie: – She was the daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie. Both her parents were scientists. She served as a nurse radiographer during the World War I.
  • Helen Taussig: – She was an American cardiologist. She is also credited with the development of the first successful treatment of ‘blue baby’ syndrome.
  • Margaret Mead: – Margaret Mead was an anthropologist. In 1979, she was awarded the highest civilian order of the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Barbara McClintock: – She was an American scientist. She is best known for her discovery of mobile genetic elements. In 1983, she won the Noble Prize in Physiology.