Reading Time: < 1 minute

In a bid to give women scientists other than Marie Curie the recognition they’re too often denied, science editor Melissa Vaught asked for contributions to a Twitter hashtag, #BeyondMarieCurie, listing women with noteworthy achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Here’s the first version of the list:

I suggested a few other names that weren’t already there:

There are, of course, plenty of other names that could be included – I’d also suggest Vera Rubin, whose work on galaxy rotation rates was the first clue to the existence of dark matter, and Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut. Who else deserves to be mentioned?

Avatar photo

DAYLIGHT ATHEISM Adam Lee is an atheist author and speaker from New York City. His previously published books include "Daylight Atheism," "Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City," and most...