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Lost Women of Science
Lost Women of Science
Lost Women of Science

For every Marie Curie or Rosalind Franklin whose story has been told, hundreds of female scientists remain unknown to the public at... more

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Episodes

The Theoretical Physicist Who Worked With J. Robert Oppenheimer at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age

Melba Phillips, who grew up on a farm in Indiana at the turn of the 20th century, was one of... more

18 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Best Of: The Highest of All Ceilings, Astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was in her early 20s when she figured out what the stars are made of. Both she and... more

11 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
The Victorian Woman Who Chased Eclipses

The year is 1897 and Annie Maunder, an amateur astronomer, is boarding a steamship bound for India from England. Her... more

04 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Lost Women of Science Conversations: Mischievous Creatures

In this episode of Lost Women of Science Conversations, Michelle Nijhuis talks to historian Catherine McNeur about how she rediscovered... more

28 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
The Cognitive Scientist Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Language

While working at the Salk Institute in California, Ursula Bellugi discovered that sign language was made up of specific building... more

21 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Best Of: Meet the Physicist who Spoke Out Against the Bomb She Helped Create

Katharine “Kay” Way was a nuclear physicist who worked at multiple Manhattan Project sites. She was an expert in radioactive... more

14 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
How Lilian Bland Built Herself A Plane

“Hoots and derision, which did not worry me at all,” Lilian Bland wrote, describing her visit to an airshow in... more

07 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
Lost Women of Science Conversations: The Black Angels

In the first of a new series we’re calling Lost Women of Science Conversations—and a fitting choice for Black History... more

29 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
The Industrial Designer Behind the N95 Mask

Sara Little Turnbull was a force in the world of material science and industrial design. It’s safe to say most... more

15 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Universe in Radio Vision

The Australian physicist Ruby Payne-Scott helped lay the groundwork for a whole new kind of astronomy: radio astronomy. By scanning... more

08 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Lost Women of Science
The Theoretical Physicist Who Worked With J. Robert Oppenheimer at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
Lost Women of Science