Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World

Celebrating Women’s History Month:

In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to highlight the enormous contributions of the following Ten Women Scientists and Thinkers who won the Nobel Prize:

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018: Donna Strickland

“for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”
“for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.”

  1. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018: Frances H. Arnold

“for the directed evolution of enzymes”

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015: Tu Youyou

“for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria”

  1. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1993: Toni Morrison

“who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality”

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize 2004: Wangari Muta Maathai

“for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014: Malala Yousafzai

“for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

“for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus”

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize 1992: Rigoberta Menchú Tum

“in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples”

  1. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1945: Gabriela Mistral

“for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world”

  1. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009: Ada E. Yonath

“for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”

Source: ” Nobel Prize awarded women and Women Who Changed the World,” https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/lists/nobel-prize-awarded-women

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