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Chris Green – Independent – Monday, 02 Jun 2014 (originally published 18 May)

Study reveals a widespread ignorance about women's contribution to science . Image: Sklodowska/AFP/Getty

Study reveals a widespread ignorance about women’s contribution to science . Image: Sklodowska/AFP/Getty

A quarter of people are unable to name a single famous female scientist, either living or dead, a European-wide study will reveal this week.

Preliminary findings from a survey of more then 1,100 people, including scientists, indicate staggering levels of ignorance about female contributions to some of the world’s most important discoveries.

Marie Curie, the physicist and chemist who was the first woman to win a Nobel prize, is by far the most well known, but the researchers believe this is mainly due to her association in Britain with the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity . . .

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