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Emma Bakes
1968-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: NASA astrophysicist

Katherine Blodgett
1898-1979
From: United States
Fields: Physics

Roberta Bondar
1945-
From: Canada
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Photography, Physics

Jenny Rosenthal Bramley
1909-1997
From: France, Russia, United States: New York
Fields: Invention, Physics

Jocelyn Bell Burnell
1941-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Astronomy, Physics

Helen Caldicott
From: Australia, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Physics

Maria Sklodowska Curie
1867-1934
From: France, Poland
Fields: Chemistry, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: radioactivity, discovered polonium and radium, 2 Nobel Prizes

Wendy Whiting Dolci
From: United States: California, Maine
Fields: Astronomy, Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics

Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus
1930-
From: United States
Fields: Engineering, Physics

Rosalind Elsie Franklin
1920-1958
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: X-ray crystallography, pioneering DNA study

Maria Goeppert-Mayer
1906-1972
From: Germany, United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Physics
Key Words/Phrases: Physicist, Nobel Laureate

Shirley Ann Jackson
1946-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Invention, Physics

Lise Meitner
1878-1968
From: Austria, Sweden, United Kingdom
Fields: Education, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: co-discovered nuclear fission, missed out on the Nobel Prize

Ida Tacke Noddack
1896-1978
From: Germany
Fields: Chemistry, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: isolated element rhenium

Lisa Randall
1962-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Physics
Key Words/Phrases: theoretical physicist, string theory

Sally K. Ride
1951-2012
From: United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: astronaut, physicist

Vandana Shiva
1952-
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Human Rights, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: activist, writer

Valerie Thomas
1943-
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Invention, Physics

Kathryn C. Thornton
1952-
From: United States: Alabama, Virginia
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Education, Physics

Sarah Frances Whiting
1846-1927
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Astronomy, Physics

Chien-Shiung Wu
1912-1997
From: China, United States: New York
Fields: Physics
Key Words/Phrases: Experimental physicist, worked on the Manhattan Project

Sau Lan Wu
From: China, Hong Kong, United States: Wisconsin
Fields: Physics
Key Words/Phrases: physicist

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1921-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Physics

Maria T. Zuber
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy, Physics



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