Six women. A couple are household names. Some may not ring a bell.
One thing is for sure: they all changed our lives one way or another. Oh, and they all kick butt.
Tumblr user Hydrogene has created minimalist posters of six female scientists who held their own in their respective fields. Nay, they more than held their own. They made such great strides that they might have incited some feminists to pump their fists in celebration of girl power.
Their achievements aside (though that would be hard to put aside), these posters by Hydrogene are beautiful.
Every kid learns about Marie Curie in school. She was awarded two Noble Prizes – one for Physics and another for Chemistry. Oh, and she did some pioneering work on radioactivity. You don’t mess with a woman like her.
Biologist. Writer. Ecologist.
She is also considered as the founder of contemporary environmental movement. You might recognize this quote of hers.
“But most of all, I shall remember the Monarchs…”
They say little boys dream of becoming astronauts, while little girls dream of becoming [insert whatever stereotype here; I am drawing blanks]. Sally Ride was living proof that people can be what they want to be if they want it badly enough.
Physicist and astronaut, Ms. Ride was the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. She passed away in July this year, without much attention, but her achievements will never be forgotten.
Grace Hopper – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper – is one of the pioneers of computer science. She was actually one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I. You may not know it, but she is supposed to be the one who popularized the word “debugging”, thanks to a moth (the real bug) retrieved from a computer.
DNA. RNA. Viruses. Coal. Graphite.
The understanding of their molecular structures would not have been possible without the work of British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin.
I used to think of her as the “primate woman”, and I know I am not alone in that. British anthropologist Jane Goodall is described as “the woman who redefined man” by her biographer, and she has done much more than work with animals. She has given hope and has shed so many insights. One.heck.of.a.lady.
Source: Hydrogene Portfolio