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The design of this page is based on the design of the FEAST website, created by Marin Gillis.  Marin also created the collage that appears on the both the FEAST hompage and the FEMMSS hompage.

Beneath are copied the the pictures and very brief biographical notes of the famous scientists used in the FEMMSS website.

marie curie
Marie Curie,  1867-1934
Physicist and chemist
Her accomplishments are too numerous to summarize and too extraordinary to adequatelydescribe in a few words. The first person and only woman to win two Nobel Prizes (1903 and 1911).
Links to information about Marie Curie

Madam  C.J. Walker,  1867- 1919
Inventor and Entrepreneur
Born on a Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into perhaps the twentieth century's most successful, self-made women entrepreneur. Her Walker System, which included a broad offering of cosmetics, licensed Walker Agents, and Walker Schools offered meaningful employment and personal growth to thousands of African-American women.
Henrietta Swan Leavitt,  1868-1921
One of the famous women 'computers' from the Harvard College Observatory, her work on Cepheid variable stars made it possible for Ejnar Hertzsprung to plot the distance of stars; for Harlow Shapley to measure the size of the Milky Way; and for Edwin Hubble to estimate the age of the Universe.
Emmy Noether,  1882-1935
Noether did foundational work on abstract algebra, working in group theory, ring theory, group representations, and number theory. Noether's conceptual approach to algebra led to a body of principles unifying algebra, geometry, linear algebra, topology, and logic. Noether's Theorem is a result in theoretical physics that proves a relationship between symmetries in physics and conservation principles.
Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin,  1900-1979
Her disertation, recognized as one of the most brilliant in 20th century astronomy, correctly argued that the composition of the sun was mostly hydrogen and helium, against the prevailing view that the sun and Earth were similar in composition, differing only in heat.
Barbara McClintock,  1902-1992
A Nobel Prize winner, McClintock's work with the genetic structure of corn revolutionized molecular biology. Evelyn Fox Keller's discussion of McClintock's work in A Feeling fot the Organism stands as a seminal (sic) text in feminist science studies.
Jane Goodall,  1939 -
Both scientist and activist, she is one of the most recognizable scientists in the world. Her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe revolutionized primatology and has challenged all humans to reconsider both what we are as a species and our relationship to our fellow Earthlings.
Link to the Jane Goodall Institute.

Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
Lovelace is considered by some to be the world's first computer progammer. During her work on Charles Babbage's mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine, she wrote what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.
Last updated July 20, 2013