Throughout history, there have been many French female scientists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great French female scientists such as Sophie Germain, Irène Joliot-Curie, Fred Vargas, Audrey Mestre, Émilie du Châtelet.
Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867, French, Polish
First woman to win a Nobel Prize
Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
12 September 1897, French

Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776, French

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet
17 December 1706, French

Audrey MestreAudrey Mestre
11 August 1974, French
Free-diver, Marine biologist

Françoise Barré-SinoussiFrançoise Barré-Sinoussi
30 July 1947, French
Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957, French
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Jeanne Villepreux-PowerJeanne Villepreux-Power
24 September 1794, French