April, 2016

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

1963 – Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972) [Kattowitz (now Katowice), Germany (now Poland)] – second woman to achieve the Nobel Prize in Physics Cullen-DuPont, Kathryn. 2000. Encyclopedia of women’s history in America. New York: Facts on File. Maria Goeppert-Mayer: Biographical – Nobelprize.org Maria Goeppert-Mayer – Wikipedia

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

1903 – Marie Curie [Marie Skłodowska-Curie] (1867-1934) [Warsaw, Russian Empire (now Poland)] – in 1903 became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. She made history again in 1911 when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Hargittai, Magdolna. 2015. Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries. New York: Oxford […]

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Youyou Tu

Youyou Tu

2015 –Youyou Tu [China] – she is the first Chinese person to receive a Nobel Prize for science. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Hatton, Celia. “China Blog: Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou helped by ancient Chinese remedy,” BBC News, Beijing. Tu Youyou: Biographical – Nobelprize.org Tu Youyou – Wikipedia Videos: […]

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May-Britt Moser

May-Britt Moser

2014 – May-Britt Moser [Norway] – the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. May-Britt Moser: Biographical – Nobelprize.org May-Britt Moser – Wikipedia Videos: Edvard and May-Britt Moser: A journey into entorhinal cortex [Min: 2:51] “Why are you calling me?” May-Britt Moser’s reaction to the Nobel Prize call [Min: 3:24]

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Carol W. Greider

Carol W. Greider

2009 – Carol W. Greider [United States] – the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Biography of Carol W. Greider – PNAS Carol W. Greider: Biographical – Nobelprize.org Carol W. Greider – Wikipedia Videos: Big Think Interview With Carol Greider [Min: 24:59] Interview with Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., and Carol Greider, Ph.D. [Min: 10:49] Remarkable […]

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