You might be surprised at how many famous female scientists there really are.
Our world today is like it is because of the wonders of science and man’s (and woman’s) ingenuity to apply their theories to practicalities and make them reality. Scientists answer seemingly impossible questions and advance us forward in our knowledge and understanding. Obviously, there have been many genius scientists though the ages and in more recent times, many women among them. Sadly, the gender gap meant fewer women able to reach their potential but here are some trailblazing famous female scientists I think you should be aware of.
1. Marie Curie
She was a polish woman whose name was Marie Sklodowska-Curie, and she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first (and only) to win multiple prizes, the first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first woman who earned her own tomb at the Panthéon in Paris on her own merits. Marie Curie was the first of many famous scientists to study the effects of radiation and pioneered radioactivity research which lead to subsequent breakthroughs with cancer research. Marie Curie worked with her husband, but this is one relationship where the women was more famous than the man! The Curies' daughter, Irene, also won a Nobel Prize (jointly with her husband Frederic Joliot). Marie Curie is one of the most well known famous female scientists.