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Sep 16, 2014

Women in science that should be more famous



On August 13, the first woman, Maryam Mirzakhani, received the Field Medal for outstanding work in mathematics. There have been many women who have contributed to science but are rarely known as Einstein, Newton or Gallieo. The films explain what the women have contributed to:

Grace Hopper


Scientists are not often invited to American talk shows


Grace Hopper  - invented the first compiler, which today, for example, makes Java into language so the computer understands, pedagogically explains how long a nanosecond is

Ada Lovelace


A brief review of Ada Lovelace's contribution to science. According to many, she wrote the first computer program over 100 years before the first computer was manufactured.

Hedy Lamarr


In addition to being a Hollywood star in Hollywood, in 1942, along with George Antheil , she created an automatic frequency switching system that would make it impossible for the enemy to disturb torpedoes. The system was first used in 1962. Their idea became the basis for technologies such as Bluetooth.

Hypatia (350 fKr – 370 fKr)


This clip is from the movie Agora. The sequence above is fictitious but she was a good mathematician. The first female mathematician whose life is documented.

Emmy Noether


Einstein called her the most important woman in the history of mathematics. In the film you explain why. In short, it can be said that there are symmetries in physics that correspond to a physical preservation layer such as the law on the conservation of energy, the conservation of the amount of movement.

The list can be made longer and I have missed someone obvious so write in the comments. I finish with the super hero number one. The reason why she can be compared to a superhero comes at the end of the movie

Marie Curie


Only four people have received the Nobel Prize twice. Marie is one of these. First time for research on radioactivity and the second time for the discovery of the elements radium and polonium. She died of aplastic anemia in 1934, probably a result of the ionizing radiation she was exposed to in her laboratory. Her notes (and even her cookbooks) from the 1890s are considered too dangerous to handle because of their radiation content, and are stored in lead-lined boxes. Anyone who wants to read them must wear protective clothing.

Caroline Herschel


She was the first woman to receive a salary for her contribution to science, which received the Royal Astronomical Society's gold medal (1828) and was named honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society (1835) along with Mary Somerville. In addition, she was appointed in 1838 as an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy. Prussian King Frederick William IV gave her a gold medal for scientific research on her 96th birthday in 1846

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