Etiqueta: women and science

Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein
The story of Mileva Marić

It is currently widely believed that Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Marić, made significant contributions to his scientific work. But, is there good evidence that Mileva Marić was Einstein’s secret collaborator?


In late-Middle-Age Central European monasteries, nuns like Hildegard von Bingen rivaled monks in intellectual excellence.

Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein/ Wikimedia
Einstein Maric, an unsolved equation

Mileva Maric was a notorious mathematician and Einstein's first wife. Although her figure is not well known, there is a big debate regarding her role in Einstein's Nobel Prize for Physics.

Crazy about science

The general model for evaluating scientific production fits into the accountability system: a way of measuring scientific output which does not usually acknowledge the presence of gender imbalances in academic institutions. Here we take the need to rethink this system and the indicators it uses

Rita Levi-Montalcini: Jewish, woman and scientist

Rita Levi-Montalcini’s life can be summarised in a single sentence: more than one century of struggle. Levi-Montalcini lived a hundred-year life during which she had to overcome, one by one, many obstacles keeping her from fully realising her personal project. Many would have given up

Women and science

Women have been traditionally excluded from the public sphere – education, politics, art and culture – and confined to the domestic sphere. This situation has experimented a slow steady change in different areas since the late modern period. A more liberal society has allowed the progressive incorporation of women to public life.