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In her own words ...

Here are some quotes from famous scientists.

Photo of Emmy Noether
"My methods are really methods of working and thinking; this is why they have crept in everywhere anonymously."

Emmy Noether, 1931.

Photo of Harriet Brooks
"I think it is a duty I owe to my profession and to my sex to show that a woman has a right to the practice of her profession and cannot be condemned to abandon it merely because she marries."

Harriet Brooks , 1906.

Photo of Kathleen Lonsdale
"It seems to me that marriage and motherhood are at least as socially important as military service."

Kathleen Lonsdale, 1970.

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Photo of Hertha Marks 
"An error that ascribes to a man what was actually the work of a woman ha more lives than a cat."

Hertha Marks Ayrton, 1912.

Photo of Inge Lehmann
"You should know how many incompetent men I had to compete with - in vain!"

Inge Lehmann

Photo of Bertha Jeffreys
"As I was brought up almost entirely by women, it did not occur to me that there was anything strange in wanting to become a mathematician or physicist."

Bertha Swirles, Lady Jeffreys.

Photo of C. S. Wu
"There is only one thing worse than coming home from the lab to a sink full of dirty dishes, and that is not going to the lab at all!"

Chien Shiung Wu

Photo of Helen Quinn
"It's really a lot of fun ..[doing physics].That's one reason to reach out to high school students. From what they get now, they'd never believe it was so interesting!"

Helen Quinn

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