Science, Education and Society is running up a Science Diversity Meme focusing on Women Scientists.
You are supposed to make a list of five women in each of the following fields, without looking at any resources …. just what you know in your head … and without using names of any one at your current institution. (That is rather difficult if you’ve been at a major research institution for ten years, but easier if you’ve just moved between institutions!)
Here are the disciplines:
Biomedical & Medicine
Space & Planetary Sciences
So, you make the list somewhere. If on a new blog, I guess you link back to the original here and go there and put a comment (I’m not sure how this works as a meme, actually).
Here is the list I get when I combine the fields in a way that makes sense to me and put down what I can think of right here, right now:
Major Discipline Fields:
Astronomy and physics combined
Henrietta Something…The lady who worked at Harvard Observatory and helped discover binary stars.
Jocelyn Bell (Pulsars)
Maria Goppert (sp?) (atomic structure)
Biology, Biomedical and Medicine combined
Beatrix Potter (fungus)
Hilde Mangold (would have won a Nobel if she hadn’t died tragically)
Nicole Le Douarin
Chritiane Nusslein-Volhard (Nobel laureate)
There are no women chemists. No wait, there are..
Madam Lavoisier, wife of somebody.
Sara/Sarah Wilson? (South Africa)
I only know geographers from my own institution.
Geology and earth/space/planetery sciences
This is not bad for me. I could probably do only a little better naming men from many of these fields. Can you fill in some of the blanks?
NO LOOKING ON THE INTERNET!!!!
Here is the original meme.