Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Portraits of Women in STEM for Ada Lovelace Day

I'm slowly gathering my own chronology of women in science and technology. I've printed their portraits and written about the their lives. Check out these heroines of science:

Hypatia (sometime between 350 and 370 - 415 C.E), mathematician, astronomer, inventor

Caroline Herschel
Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848), astronomer, comet sweeper and 1st professional salaried female scientist
Mary Anning
Mary Anning (1799-1847), Great Fossil Hunter & Paleontology Pioneer

Ada Lovelace, 3rd edition
Ada, Countess Lovelace,  (1815-1852), world's first programmer

Florence Nightingale portrait
Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910), nursing, statistics and data visualization pioneer

Sofia Kovalevski linocut
Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevski (1850-1891), mathematician and writer

Marie Curie linocut glows in the dark
Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie (1867 – 1934), physicist, chemist, double Nobel Laureate

Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868 – 1921), astronomer whose work set the scale of our Universe

Lise Meitner
Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968) and Nuclear Fission

Inge Lehmann print
Inge Lehmann (1888 – 1993), seismologist who discovered the Earth's inner core

Mme Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) and the Violation of Parity

Hedy Lamarr linocut
Frequency-hopping with Hedwig Keisler, aka Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000)

Jocelyn Bell and the LGM-1
Jocelyn Bell (Burnell) (born 1943) and the LGM-1, astrophysicist who discovered pulsars

Mae Jemison linocut
Mae Jemison (born 1956), astronaut, chemical engineer, biotech innovator, dance and choreographer

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