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The unsung heroines of science and engineering

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The unsung heroines of science and engineering

The recent movie “Hidden figures” chronicled some unknown stories of the US Apollo moon landing success that a group of female computing assistants helped to engineer. Of course, many readers are aware of the name Rosalind Franklin who according to some should have also received the Nobel prize along with Crick, Watson, and Wilkens for the DNA discovery – one of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century. Now here is another story about the origins of the CHAOS theory of the late 80s that credits two female computer programmers for the discovery https://www.quantamagazine.org/hidden-heroines-of-chaos-ellen-fetter-and-margaret-hamilton-20190520/

Worth reading.




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