Science 50: The women ushering the world into a new scientific era

18 Nov 2016

Sun rising on a new world. Image: Vadim Sadovski

Dive into the complete Science 50, celebrating women around the world doing incredible things in science.

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The world is, arguably, in the midst of an unprecedented age of scientific discovery and advancement. While amazing things have certainly gone before, it is the research and innovation taking place right now that will bring the human race into the next phase of life on Earth, and beyond.

But who is carrying out that work?

For the past week, we have been profiling some of the women making great strides in science, from researchers to innovators and communicators to entrepreneurs; from those gazing at the stars to those with their gaze trained a little closer to home.

Check out the complete Science 50 below, or take a look at each of the categories to read more about these remarkable women and their accomplishments.

Science 50 leaders graphic

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Maryam Mirzakhani

Michaela Black

Lydia Lynch

Niamh Kavanagh

Catherine Godson

Charlotte Blease

Lisa Helen

Louise Kenny

Emma Teeling

Valeria Nicolosi

Jennifer Doudna

Cori Bargmann

Pardis Sabeti

Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli

Jennifer McElwain

Lihadh Al-Gazali

Tia Keyes

Maria McNamara

Tanya Levingstone

Laoise McNamara


Science 50 space graphic

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Wendy Freedman

Nandini Harinath

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Lucy Rogers

Norah Patten

Susan McKenna-Lawlor

Joy Crisp

Nicole Stott

Emily Levesque

Sara Seager


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Nina Tandon

Rana el Kaliouby

Sally Cudmore

Claire Gormley

Jane Farrar

Ciara Clancy

Sineád Kenny

Emmeline Hill

Áine Behan

Sinead O’Sullivan


Science 50 communicators graphic

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Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin

Niamh Shaw

Timandra Harkness

Sylvia Leatham

Laurie Winkless

Cara Santa Maria

Eugenia Cheng

Melanie Thomson

Maria Delaney

Aoife McLysaght

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