From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics.
They discovered pulsars, found the first evidence of dark matter, pioneered mathematics, radioactivity, nuclear fission, elasticity, and computer programming, and have even stopped light.
Perimeter celebrates women who made pioneering contributions to physics, often overcoming tremendous challenges to do so.
Some of these stories will be familiar to you, their contributions a regular staple of science classes, while others will likely be new names you haven’t encountered before.
Image credits: the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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