9 famous women scientists who changed the world

Marie Curie (1867-1934): A physicist and chemist known for her pioneering research on radioactivity.

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958): A chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was critical in understanding the structure of DNA.

Jane Goodall (1934- ): A primatologist and anthropologist known for her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees in Tanzania.

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992): A geneticist known for her discovery of mobile genetic elements, or "jumping genes," in maize.

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852): A mathematician and writer known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994): A chemist who developed X-ray crystallography techniques to determine the structures of complex molecules, including penicillin and vitamin B12.

Grace Hopper (1906-1992): A computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral known for her pioneering work on computer programming languages.

Rachel Carson (1907-1964): A marine biologist and conservationist whose book "Silent Spring" (1962) sparked the environmental movement by highlighting the dangers of pesticides.

Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997): A physicist known as the "First Lady of Physics," Wu made significant contributions to nuclear physics.

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