Lise Meitner in 1946

Take the poll! You can choose four! In honor of Women’s History Month, we are taking a moment to ask ourselves who inspires us most among notable women of science?  There are lots of ways I could have asked this.  I could have asked, “who were the most influential women in science?”  Or “Whose ideas were the most important?”  Or “Who did the most for women’s participation in the scientific enterprise?”  All of these are important questions, but I left it vague.  Please vote for up to four, and please take a moment to explain why in the comments.  Also, contact me if you think I should add someone to the list.  Obviously it is a very limited list, only twenty, taken from my own courses on the history of science.  Although it starts here in March 2012, I’ll leave the poll up. Continue reading