Category Archives: Italy

Laura Bassi – Italian Physicist (1711 – 1778)

The entrance of women into the sciences has been a long process beginning several centuries ago. It’s not easy to find these women in the 18th century, but those that made a name for themselves did so because they were … Continue reading

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi – 18th century mathematician

“How long will I have to do this?” must have been the thought that frequently ran through the mind of Maria Agnesi as she stood in her parlor on Friday nights.  Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the oldest of 21 children … Continue reading

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