Right since the days of Adam and Eve, man has considered himself superior to woman in all respects. This attitude of man has denied successful education to women for the better part of humanity. However, women have made terrific strides in all fields of life. Here is a compilation of five great discoveries made by women.
1. Marie Curie: Theory of Radioactivity
An atom is the smallest indivisible part of an element. This was the perception for a long time. The legendary scientist Marie Curie changed this perception by splitting an atom. She discovered two new elements polonium and radium. Her theory of radioactivity led to many path-breaking discoveries in the future. She is the only person to have received two Nobel prizes in multiple sciences. She is truly the first of the great women achievers. Her daughter Irene Joliot Curie carried on her research and came up with the theory of manmade radioactivity.
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