Kristine Larsen

Kristine Larsen is professor of physics and astronomy and director of the honors program at Central Connecticut State University. She has published numerous articles on science pedagogy, science and literature, and the history of women in astronomy. Her book-length biography of physicist Stephen Hawking appeared in June 2005.

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Vera Cooper Rubin

Through her groundbreaking research, astronomer Vera Cooper Rubin forever changed our fundamental view of the cosmos, from a universe dominated by starlight to one dominated by dark matter. Among her many accomplishments, she received the Presidential National Medal of Science in 1993 and mentored many astronomers, saying she would always be “available twenty-four hours a day to women astronomers.”

Gertrude Elion

Gertrude Elion’s biochemistry work revolutionized the ways drugs are developed. She received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine even though she never earned her PhD. Her career paved the way for chemotherapy, organ transplantation, anti-viral medications, and AIDS treatment.


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