This is officially the woman who has changed the world the most
Pioneering scientist and double-Nobel prize winner Marie Curie has been voted the woman with the most influential impact on world history. BBC History magazine created a list of "100 women who changed the world" as selected by 10 experts, and asked readers to rank them.
Rosalind Franklin: The Overlooked Discoverer of DNA
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Rosalind Elsie Franklin | Jewish Women's Archive
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920 – 1958) unwittingly provided much of the foundation for James Watson and Francis Crick's "discovery" of the structure of DNA in 1953. Nine years later, Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize in medicine for their joint findings. But because the Nobel Prize can be awarded only to the living, Franklin, who died of cancer at the age of 37, could not be honored. It was only during the 1990s that she received due credit for her extraordinary…
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From the female Paul Revere and a Hollywood starlet-turned-scientist to a political pioneer and the first female sports star, HISTORY champions the legacies of these daring women.
Rosalind Elsie Franklin
Née à Londres le 25 juillet 1920, Rosalind Elsie Franklin était une élève exemplaire. Femme et juive en cette première moitié du XXe siècle marquée par la guerre, elle intègre l’université de...