Invention and Discoveries are not restricted to any particular gender. But from history, we can say women’s thoughts are loaded with more personal and families. Nowadays, women also exploring a lot, and their thoughts are widely changing. Even though women are only allowed to listen, not to teach, fewer women’s names enter the history of invention and discoveries. Now we will see 10 game changing inventions and discoveries where women are not considered and awarded their work.
1. Rosalind Franklin: DNA Double-Helix Structure
Rosalind Franklin was an X-ray crystallographer. While studying the molecular structure of DNA, RNA, viruses, and x-ray diffraction images, she discovered the helix structure of DNA. But Watson and Crick published their paper without adding her name. They got Nobel Prize in 1962, but Franklin died 5 years after they published their research.
2. The ENIAC Programmers: First Electronic Computer
ENIAC was the first general-purpose digital computer that was Turing-complete and able to solve more numerical problems. Six main women programmers programmed it. But the credit was given to John Mauchly omitted the six women-programmers.
3. Ada Lovelace: Computer Programming
Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and writer who collaborated with Charles Babbage in the creation of Analytical Machine. She worked as a translator and then became a programmer when her notes became useful algorithms for the analytical engines created by Babbage. However, the historians did not believe her work and did not publish her name, even called a depressed maniac. After the years, gone people finally agreed to her work by seeing all these notes.
4. Hedy Lamarr: Radio Guidance System
Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood actress and also an inventor. She created a new guidance system for torpedoes in collaboration with composer George Antheil. The US Army stole her concept and used it in their weapon systems.
5. Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Pulsars
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an astrophysicist who discovered the irregular radio pulses during her post-graduation. Her advisor worked on the thesis to find the neutron stars together with Burnell. But finally, the Nobel Prize was given to Antony Hewish, and Martin Ryle ignored Burnell.