First up is Jane Goodall, the British primatologist, anthropologist, and ethologist who’s known for her 45-year-long in-depth studies of chimps and her work with animal welfare and environmental conservation.
There’s also Grace Hopper, a famous computer scientist who worked on some of the world’s first computers. She was also an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. She’s credited with popularizing the computer term ‘debugging’ after an actual moth stuck in a computer was causing problems.
Rosalind Franklin was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who contributed greatly to the structural understanding of DNA and RNA.
Rachel Carson was a marine biologist and conservationist who helped advance the environmental movement. Her 1972 book, Silent Spring, shed light on the harmful effects of pesticides and prompted a reversal of national pesticide policy in the U.S.
Last but not least is French-Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie, famous for her research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as being the only person to win the award in multiple sciences (physics and chemistry).
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