Last week, millions of people worldwide participated in Women's Marches to raise awareness, celebrate diversity, and demand equality. Eleanor and Mitchell decided to show their support by discussing their favourite women in science. Tune in to learn about the women who pioneered X-ray crystallography, mapped the ocean floor, and literally wrote the book on bone microstructures.
These are stories of scientists who not only performed world-changing research, but did so when everything was stacked against them.
Note: Eleanor incorrectly states that Sally Ride was the first woman in space. She was the first woman astronaut (1983), but cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova went into space (piloting the Vostok 6) 20 years earlier. My apologies for the mix-up.