Category Archives: STEM pioneers

Vera Rubin observatory named in honour of groundbreaking dark matter scientist

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a U.S.-run, Chile-based facility, has been re-named the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in honour of the groundbreaking astronomer who provided evidence on the existence of dark matter. It is the first national U.S. observatory named after a female astronomer. The announcement was made Monday at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society but the decision

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In honour of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some influential Hispanic and Latinx scientists

September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., an initiative launched to celebrate the many contributions Hispanic and Latinx people have made in corporate, creative, cultural, and academic sectors. In honour of it, we’re celebrating individuals who have contributed to science, technology, engineering, and math. For the latest news, visit the Hispanic Heritage Month official website

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Google Doodle honours India’s first female government surgeon, Muthulakshmi Reddi

Courtesy: Google Doodle On July 30, Google Doodle commemorated the birthday of Muthulakshmi Reddi, an educator, lawmaker, surgeon, and reformer who battled against gender inequality. Born in 1883 in Tamil Nadu, “Reddi was the first female student admitted to prestigious Indian institutions, the first woman to work as a surgeon in a government hospital, and the first female legislator in

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Alan Turing to be the face of Britain’s new £50 note

Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, WWII code-breaker, and the founding father of modern computer science, will be the face of Britain’s new £50 note, the Bank of England has announced. The note should enter circulation in late 2021 and will feature a photograph of the scientist along with technical drawings of his ground-breaking work. Introducing the face of the new

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