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International Women’s Day 2020: Female Nobel Prize Winners in Science

The team at smartable.ai would like to take a moment to acknowledge International Women’s Day 2020. We salute the female scientists that have been working to solve scientic problems across Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine. We invite you to learn more about the Female Nobel Prize Winners in Science.

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Female Nobel Prize Winners: Science

Source: Nobel Prize awarded women. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2020. Sun. 8 Mar 2020. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/lists/nobel-prize-awarded-women>

Female Nobel Prize Winners in Science: Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
Donna Strickland
“for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”
“for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.”

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1963
Maria Goeppert Mayer
“for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure”

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
Marie Curie, née Sklodowska
“in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel”

Female Nobel Prize Winners in Science: Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018
Frances H. Arnold
“for the directed evolution of enzymes”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009
Ada E. Yonath
“for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1964
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
“for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935
Irène Joliot-Curie
“in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911
Marie Curie, née Sklodowska
“in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element”

Female Nobel Prize Winners in Science: Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015
Tu Youyou
“for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014
May-Britt Moser
“for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
“for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009
Carol W. Greider
“for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
“for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004
Linda B. Buck
“for their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
“for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988
Gertrude B. Elion
“for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1986
Rita Levi-Montalcini
“for their discoveries of growth factors”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1983
Barbara McClintock
“for her discovery of mobile genetic elements”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1977
Rosalyn Yalow
“for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1947
Gerty Theresa Cori, née Radnitz
“for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen”

 

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We gratefully acknowledge the original source of this information: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/lists/nobel-prize-awarded-women?gallery_style=page#gallery-1

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