Women Who Changed The World Through Science

Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin. If you ask anyone to name a famous scientist, they will probably come up with a man’s name before they can think of a woman who had an important role in science. But the truth is that there have always been so many incredible female scientists in history. These are some women who have changed the world through science.

Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Considered the “Mother of Modern Physics”, Marie Salomea Skłodowska Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. The scientist moved to France in 1891 to study physics and mathematics at the University of Paris since women were not allowed to study in her country.

In 1903, she became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. In 1911, she became the first person to win it twice and in two different scientific fields.