February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the occasion, this graphic looks at the contributions of women to the periodic table. The table highlights element discoveries women have been involved in and the two elements named after women.
Learn more about each of the scientists featured in the graphic via the links below:
Marie Curie and the discoveries of polonium and radium
Ida Noddack and the discovery of rhenium
Darleane Hoffman and superheavy elements
Yvette Cauchois and the detection of astatine
Harriet Brooks and the identification of radon
Margeurite Perey and the discovery of francium
Dawn Shaughnessy and recently discovered elements
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