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Note: Most of the authors were women and book published under their husbands/brothers names

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Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the field of science, despite facing many barriers and obstacles along the way. Here are a few of the most influential female scientists in history:

Marie Curie – A Polish-born physicist and chemist, Curie is best known for her pioneering work on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in different fields (physics and chemistry).

Rosalind Franklin – An English chemist and X-ray crystallographer, Franklin played a critical role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. Her work provided crucial data that was used by James Watson and Francis Crick to propose the double helix structure of DNA.

Ada Lovelace – An English mathematician and writer, Lovelace is often considered to be the world’s first computer programmer. She worked closely with Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, and wrote the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.

Hypatia – A Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, Hypatia was a renowned scholar in Alexandria in the late 4th and early 5th centuries AD. She is credited with inventing the hydrometer and the astrolabe, and wrote extensively on mathematics and philosophy.

These women, and many others like them, made significant contributions to the field of science and helped to pave the way for future generations of female scientists.

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