Women Physicists

Throughout history, there have been many women physicists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female physicists such as Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Sally Ride, Mileva Marić, Annie Jump Cannon.The women physicists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Marie Curie

Marie Curie
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Famous As: First woman to win a Nobel Prize
Birthdate: November 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French, Polish
Died: July 4, 1934
Amongst the most notable scientists of her time, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the sole person to win two Nobel Prize in two different category, and the first woman professor at the University of Paris—Marie Curie’s list of achievements is incredible. She did extensive research in the field of radioactivity and discovered polonium and radium.

 2 Sally Ride

Sally Ride
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Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 2012
Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride was the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to enter space. Following her death, it was revealed that she had been in a 27-year lesbian relationship with tennis player and professor Tam O'Shaughnessy. Sally herself was a ranked junior tennis player, too.

 3 Alicia Nash

Alicia Nash
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Salvadoran, American
Died: May 23, 2015

 4 Mileva Marić

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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Serbian
Died: August 4, 1948

 5 Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva
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Famous As: Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 6 Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 27, 1968

 7 Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell
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Famous As: Astronomer, Astrophysicist
Birthdate: July 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 8 Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland
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Famous As: Optical physicist
Birthdate: May 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian

 9 Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: July 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 2016

 10 Annie Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: December 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 13, 1941

 11 Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall
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Famous As: Physicist, Writer, University teacher, Theoretical physicist
Birthdate: June 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 12 Fabiola Gianotti

Fabiola Gianotti
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Famous As: physicist
Birthdate: October 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian

 13 Laura Bassi

Laura Bassi
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Famous As: Italian physicist, Academic
Birthdate: October 31, 1711
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 20, 1778

 14 Lene Hau

Lene Hau
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish

 15 Chiara Nappi

Chiara Nappi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Italian

 16 Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies
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Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Belgian, American

 17 Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Maria Goeppert Mayer
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 1972

 18 Hertha Ayrton

Hertha Ayrton
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: August 26, 1923

 19 Dame Kathleen Lonsdale

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale
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Famous As: Crystallographer
Birthdate: January 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: April 1, 1971

 20 Katharine Burr Blodgett

Katharine Burr Blodgett
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: October 12, 1979

 21 Ida Noddack

Ida Noddack
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 25, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: September 24, 1978

 22 Deborah S. Jin

Deborah S. Jin
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: September 15, 2016

 23 Eva Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: July 10, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 15, 1786

 24 Melissa Franklin

Melissa Franklin
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 25 Clelia Duel Mosher

Clelia Duel Mosher
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Famous As: Women
Birthdate: December 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 21, 1940

 26 Sarah Frances Whiting

Sarah Frances Whiting
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: August 23, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 12, 1927

 27 Elda Emma Anderson

Elda Emma Anderson
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 5, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 1961