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The Hindu Science Quiz: Of women, science and the Nobels

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1. Of the more than 600 Nobel laureates in the sciences, how many are women?

1. The 2019 Physics Nobel announcement also triggered discussion on Vera Rubin. Who is she?

1. What’s the significance of the Nobel Prize awarded to Donna Strickland in 2018?

1. In 2015, Tu Youyou became the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel in the sciences. Which discipline did she win it for?

1. Which of the science Nobels has seen most women awardees?

1. 2009 marked the best year so far for women at the science Nobels. How?

1. 2018 is unique in terms of women’s representation at the science Nobels. How?

1. Which of the following decades saw the best representation of women at the science Nobels?

1. If not for mathematician Gösta Mittage-Leffler, this woman would have joined the galaxy of women who were ignored by the Nobel Committee. Name the laureate.

1. Photo 51, taken by a woman scientist, was instrumental in a discovery that according to “The Guardian” led to a revolution in the next 60 years. But she never got the Nobel. Who was the woman?

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