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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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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.

    Marie Curie

    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.

    • 7 min
    Transcript -- Marie Curie

    Transcript -- 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.

    Mary Anning

    Mary Anning

    Open University PHD student Lucy Greenwood talks about Mary Anning, who collected some of the most significant fossils ever found.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Mary Anning

    Transcript -- Mary Anning

    Open University PHD student Lucy Greenwood talks about Mary Anning, who collected some of the most significant fossils ever found.

    Rosalind Franklin

    Rosalind Franklin

    Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at The Open University, Monica Grady, celebrates the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Rosalind Franklin

    Transcript -- Rosalind Franklin

    Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at The Open University, Monica Grady, celebrates the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin.

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