The most inspirational female scientist is Marie Curie, according to a poll conducted by the New Scientist and L'Oréal. Curie received a quarter of the votes, coming in ahead of Rosalind Franklin who received 14.2 percent of the votes. According to Scientific Blogging, the vote coincided with the announcement of the 2009 winners of the L'Oréal UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships, who are the University of Oxford's Nathalie Seddon, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Elizabeth Murchison, Oxford's Jennifer Bizley, and University College London's Patricia Alireza.
The Next Curie
Jul 06, 2009