Pioneers of Science - Women Who Changed The World

Pioneers of Science - Women Who Changed The World

We were fortunate enough to come across some wonderful free posters from the Perimeter Institute which celebrate the “Forces of Nature” who have helped shape our world. We’ve shared a few below and added some details about these amazing women, but we’d highly recommend you check out the full collection here.

We need to stress, that this in no way sponsored or affiliated in any way with the Perimeter Institute. We just loved the artwork and the message it sent, and felt there was no better time to share than International Women’s Day.

Marie Skłodowska Curie

Marie Curie is arguably the world’s most well known women in science. Her work on radioactivity was groundbreaking, and she was awarded two Nobel Prizes – one in Physics and one in Chemistry. She was the first women to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win it twice, and the only person ever awarded a prize in two separate disciplines.

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace is regarded as one of the first ever computer programmers. Her vision for early computing as valuable for more than just “crunching numbers” led directly to many of the astounding breakthroughs that make our world possible today. She published the first known computer algorithm and pioneered a new technological age alongside her peers.

Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether has been described by many academics as “the most important woman in the history of mathematics.” Her contributions to the field are fundamental to mathematical physics, with her famed Noether’s Theorem considered “one of the most important mathematical theorems ever proved in guiding the development of modern physics.”

There are 16 posters in total, all of amazing female scientists who broke barriers and contributed massively to the global understanding of the world. From physics to astronomy, this collection showcases the breadth and depth of the intelligence of these women. We think the Perimeter Institute is doing an incredible service to science by asking us all to share these posters so that these great women can be talked about in the way they deserve.

Download them. Print them. Share them. Post them in classrooms, dorm rooms, living rooms, offices, and physics departments. Talk about these women. Share their stories.

The Perimeter Institute

This is our way of trying to share their stories and continuing their legacy of discovery and discourse. Under-representation of women is still a huge issue in science, but we hope we can continue to help tear down the barriers that exist by offering a platform for everyone to have their research communicated to the masses. For now, we celebrate the contribution these women made to our world and look forward to the next generation of female scientists who will hopefully do even more.

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