Ida Eva Noddack (1896-1978)

She was the first person to propose the idea of nuclear fission, which she suggested in 1934. She was also the co-discoverer of rhenium, in 1925.

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Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) | Women from Chemistry History

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)

Made X-ray diffaraction images of DNA, crucial in allowing DNA’s structure to be discerned. This contribution wasn’t fully acknowledged until after her death.
Gerty Theresa Cori (1896-1957) | Women from Chemistry History

Gerty Theresa Cori (1896-1957)

Helped establish how glycogen is broken down in muscles then remade and stored as an energy source (the Cori Cycle). She jointly won a Nobel Prize for her work.