Initiatives & Articles

  • History
    • Hypatia, hellenistic times' mathematician.
    • Hedy Lamarr, inventor and actress and a movie about her.
    • Maria Mayer, theoritical physicist, 1950ies.
    • Rosalind Franklin, chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA and more.
    • June Lindsey, physicist, also key to describe the DNA structure.
    • Mary Cartwright, mathematician, one of the first to study and present already in 1943 what would later become known as chaos theory.
    • Marian Pour-El theoretical mathematician, with major contribution in mathematical logic and analysis from the perspective of computability theory.
    • Alys Smith militant for the women's right to vote, active in founding school and nursery for mothers and children and home for political refugees. First wife of the polymath Bertrand Russell, who, influenced by his wife's feminist activism, participated in the demonstrations. He writes in his memoirs about the attackers with sticks and sacks containing rats released against the demonstrating women. Wikipedia doesn't mention all this (as a medium, it remains biased)...
    • In memory of the Women's strike of June 14th here is the life of Emilie Gourd who fought for women's vote. The film "The Divine Order" is also very useful to understand the environment we live in.
    • Sophie Germain 18th century mathematician, self-taught with an important contribution to the Fermat's theorem path to solution.
    • Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space

-- MariaDimou - 2017-02-21

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