Women in Science: Track 1

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How have individual female scientists contributed to the advancement of science through time? To celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and to mark International Year of Chemistry 2011, The Open University asked some of the female scientists currently working in its Faculty of Science, to nominate their personal choice of outstanding woman of science. The female scientists nominated include several Nobel Prize Laureates, such as Marie Curie, Dorothy Hodgkin and American geneticist, Barbara McClintock. The academics also talk about their own experiences of being a woman in the sciences today.

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  • Duration 50 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 8th March 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Across the Sciences
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Track 1: Marie Curie

Dr Liz Parvin, Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics at The Open University, nominates double Nobel Laureate Marie Curie, as her outstanding female scientist.


© The Open University 2011


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Marie Curie    Dr Liz Parvin, Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics at The Open University, nominates double Nobel Laureate Marie Curie, as her outstanding female scientist. Play now Marie Curie
2 Mary Anning    Open University PHD student Lucy Greenwood talks about Mary Anning, who collected some of the most significant fossils ever found. Play now Mary Anning
3 Rosalind Franklin    Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at The Open University, Monica Grady, celebrates the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin. Play now Rosalind Franklin
4 Gertrude Elles    Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences at The Open University, Dr Sandy Smith nominates geologist, Gertrude Elles. Play now Gertrude Elles
5 Dorothy Hodgkin    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Clare Warren, nominates Dorothy Hodgkin - the first British woman to win a Nobel Prize. Play now Dorothy Hodgkin
6 Barbara McClintock    American geneticist Barbara McClintock won a Nobel for her pioneering work on genetic transposition. Chosen by Dr Hilary MacQueen, Head of the Department of Life Sciences at The Open University. Play now Barbara McClintock
7 Women in Science Today    All the speakers work at The Open University’s Faculty of Science. Here, they talk about their own experiences of being a woman in science today. Play now Women in Science Today