Harvard College Library

Women in Science Exhibition Open at Cabot

September 30, 2003

Women in Science: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, now open at Cabot Science Library, tells the stories of women throughout history who have contributed to biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, and medicine. Punctuated with interesting facts, the exhibit notes that Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, Hildegard von Bingen wrote of universal gravitation 500 years before Newton, the original idea and patent that lead to cellular phone technology is attributed to Hedy Lamarr, and the first person to receive a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard was Cecelia Payne. Put together by members of WISHR (Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliff), the exhibition includes a T-shirt designed by the group that depicts the molecular structure of estrogen, as well as books by and about women in science. The exhibition will be open through December 2003. For details, call 617.495.5355.

 



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