Famous Women Scientists

Hedy Lemarr

Learn about Hedy Lamarr’s career as a Hollywood film star and as an inventor of a very useful radio guidance system at the beginning of world war II. The basis of this invention is still used in Bluetooth and WI-FI even today!

(Video made by Tara Ryan)

Marie Curie

Learn about Marie Salomea Skłodowska Curie who did pioneering work on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

(Video made by Niamh Hickey)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Learn about the Northern Irish physicist, Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s work on astrophysics and how she discovered the first radio pulsar – a spinning neutron star.

Merritt Moore

Learn about Dr. Merritt Moore and how she has managed to have a career as a professional ballet dancer and as an academic quantum physicist.

Sarafina Nance

Learn about Sarafina El-Badry Nance, an American science communicator, astrophysicist and Ph.D. student in the Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on supernovae and their applications to cosmology.