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Marietta Blau

It's the birthday of Marietta Blau, who was born in 1894 in Vienna. Blau studied physics and mathematics at the University of Vienna, where she earned.

Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937 Photograph by Helen M. Post

Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937 Photograph by Helen M.

Wu Chien-Shiung: Wu worked on the Manhattan Project (she helped to develop the process for separating uranium metal into the U-235 and U-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion). She later performed experiments that contradicted the "Law of Conservation of Parity" and which confirmed the theories of colleagues. Her honorary nicknames include the "First Lady of Physics", the "Chinese Marie Curie", and "Madame Wu".

Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity.

Dian Fossey born Jan. 16, 1932, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.died Dec. 26, 1985, Rwanda American zoologist who became the worlds leading authority on the mountain gorilla.

American Zoologist Dian Fossey was born today in She's well known for her extensive study of gorilla groups over 18 years. She was murdered in

Inge Lehmann, Seismologist

Born Today: Inge Lehmann, Seismologist

Happy Birthday to Danish seismologist and geophysicst Inge Lehmann! From her wikipedia page: Inge Lehmann ForMemRS was a Danish seismologist and geophysicist who postulated the Earth’s inner …

Mary Alice McWhinnie (1922–1980) was a world-renowned expert on krill who eventually became the first woman to serve as chief scientist at an Antarctic research station.

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Mary Alice McWhinnie was a world-renowned expert on krill who eventually became the first woman to serve as chief scientist at an Antarctic research station. Lady Scientist Who Changed The World

Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

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March 1860 – March was a U. politician and activist. She served as mayor of Argonia,…

Katharine Burr Blodgett received the American Chemical Society's Garvan Medal for her work in surface chemistry and thin films.

Physicist and inventor Katharine Blodgett, known for inventing the first transparent, “invisible” glass. In she became the first female scientist hired by GE in Schenectady, NY.

(1847) Maria Mitchell identified a new comet speeding across the sky. Her discovery brought her wide acclaim – including a gold medal from the king of Denmark. This remarkable woman was the first female astronomer in America. First she worked for the U.S. Nautical Almanac office, and then, in 1865, became professor of astronomy and director of women, she dedicated her life to teaching. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

(1847) Maria Mitchell identified a new comet speeding across the sky. Her discovery brought her wide acclaim – including a gold medal from the king of Denmark. This remarkable woman was the first female astronomer in America. First she worked for the U.S. Nautical Almanac office, and then, in 1865, became professor of astronomy and director of women, she dedicated her life to teaching. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Florence Bascom  1862-1945  Florence Bascom collected many “firsts” in her geological career: she was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (sitting behind a screen so the male students wouldn’t know she was there); the first woman geologist hired by the USGS; the first woman to present a scientific paper at the Geological Society of Washington; and the first woman officer of the Geological Society of America.

In honor of Earth Science Week the USGS is taking a look back into history at the scientists who laid the foundation for the innovative earth science research taking place today.

vintage everyday: 1800s

vintage everyday: 1800s

El Día Internacional de la Enfermería o Día Internacional del Enfermero es una jornada conmemorativa de las contribuciones de los enfermeros a la sociedad, promovida por el Consejo Internacional de Enfermería, que se celebra en todo el mundo cada 12 de mayo, conmemorando el nacimiento de Florence #Nightingale, enfermera, escritora y estadística británica, considerada pionera de la enfermería moderna y creadora del primer modelo conceptual de enfermería.

Famous London People Museums and Houses: Florence Nightingale Museum

Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Marie Curie Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls.

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Rosalind Franklin British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA.

Elena de Galantha was considered one of the world's top authorities on histology,  the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals. #Groundbreaker

Elena de Galantha was considered one of the world's top authorities on histology, the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals.

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