Can you name 6 famous women scientists not including Marie Curie? :: UPDATED ::

Famous Women Scientists 

Can you name 6 famous women scientists not including Marie Curie? This is a tough question to answer as everyone knows the famous female scientist Marie Curie but not many no any others. Hear are a few examples of women scientists that are not as famous as Marie Curie.

Comments are FREE, so please leave one below. Can you think of any more women scientists that have not been mentioned below?

Top 6 Famous Women Scientists 

Famous Women Scientists #1

Ada Lovelace – Analyst, metaphysician, and founder of scientific computing. Read more about her life here:

Famous Women Scientists #2

Rosalind Franklin -Biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. She received no credit for her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA. More on her life:

Famous Women Scientists #3

Rachel Carson- Marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. More on her life:

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Famous Women Scientists #4

Lise Meitner- A physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. She was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, but was overlooked for the Nobel Prize in favour of male colleagues. More on her life:

Famous Women Scientists #5

Cecilia Payne- Astronomer and astrophysicist who, in 1925, proposed in her Ph.D. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium. More on her life:

Famous Women Scientists #6

Mary Anning- A paleontologist who made many important finds in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset. More on her life:

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5 comments on “Can you name 6 famous women scientists not including Marie Curie? :: UPDATED ::
  1. Louise says:

    What about Sophie Germain? She has got to be on the list.

  2. Louise says:

    Oh dear, I was confusing this list with your list of mathematicians… well, she should be on that list!

  3. Ellen F says:

    Vera Rubin – integral scientist in the explanation and discovery of Dark Matter!

  4. Michael Rose says:

    I struggled with this and got up to 5 eventually. I always remember Jocelyn Bell Burnell for some reason, I think just because I like pulsars and it stuck with me.

    “Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS is a Northern Irish astrophysicist. As a postgraduate student, she discovered the first radio pulsars” – Wikipedia

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