Katharine Burr Blodgett

Many of the films honored with Oscars throughout the years owe the beauty of their moving images to research scientist Katharine Burr Blodgett.

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Ida Tacke Noddack

Chemist Ida Tacke Noddack was the first woman in Germany to hold a professional position as a chemist, and helped discover the element rhenium.

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Marie Maynard Daly

February 14 is Valentine’s Day: a day associated with tending the heart. Today, we’ll look at a woman who has studied many factors impacting the human heart: Marie Maynard Daly.

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Dawn Shaughnessy

Four new elements are joining the periodic table. Three of them thanks to a team led by Dawn Shaughnessy.

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Lilli Hornig

Lilli Hornig was a member of the Manhattan Project, and witnessed the first atomic bomb tests.

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Marie Curie

In 1903 Curie became the first woman to receive a doctoral degree in France and was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize.  She was later awarded the prize in Chemistry, making her the first person to win two Nobel prizes.

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