Women in science

Women in science

Contemporary Max Planck women scientists on six female trailblazers in history who persevered despite facing often daunting social obstacles.

The butterfly woman
Florencia Campetella, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, on Sybilla Maria Merian, 17th century entomologist, artist, naturalist, proto-ecologist more
'A lack of leading female scientists means a lack of role models'
Natalie Matosin from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich talks about the biochemist Rosalind Franklin more
Franziska Turck from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research talks about the botanist and Nazi opponent Elisabeth Schiemann more
Astronomer Sherry Suyu from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics on comet-hunter Caroline Herschel, the first salaried female astronomer more
Mathematician Anna Siffert from the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics on why Ada Lovelace is considered the world's first computer programmer. more
Annette Vogt from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science on Sofia Kovalevskaya, the world's first female professor of mathematics. more

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