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Sketches of Significant Women: Chien-Shiung Wu

image source The “first lady of physics” who dedicated her life to the advancement of science and was an encouraging advocate for women in STEM. Despite being shunned in the 1957 Nobel Prize for Physics, Wu never forgot that her … Continue reading

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Sketches of Significant Women: Alice Ball

image source Alice Ball was a scientific pioneer whose achievements were buried until relatively recently. Despite her very short life (she died aged 24), Alice discovered the first effective treatment for leprosy by extracting the active ingredient from the Chaulmoogra … Continue reading

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Sketches of Significant Women: Marie Curie

image source Who better to kick off the science series of SSW than Marie Curie? A figure-head of women in science, not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but was the first (and only) women … Continue reading

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Introducing: Sketches of Significant Women

I always seem to preface new posts with: “sorry it’s been so long”, but SORRY IT’S BEEN SO LONG… However, I wanted to get back into the swing of things by announcing a brand new podcast I’ve decided to attempt: … Continue reading

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