For women in science!
Did you know that of the 192 Nobel laureates in Medicine awarded between 1901 and 2008, only 8 were women? The Physics category has the worst record in terms of men/women ratio with only 2 women out of 184 laureates!
That’s why I’m particularly happy about this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine where two of the awardees are women:
In Prof. Blackburn’s telephone interview right after informing her of the award, she said “You want women to have access to science because it ‘s such a wonderful thing to do.”
Indeed. Thus I say, “Go girl!”