“Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.” —Albert Einstein --- From “My Credo” 1932. AEA 28–218
The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school kid knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity Charles Darwin discovered evolution, & Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. Jeremy Knowles on the lack of recognition Cecilia Payne receives
"Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. Not only is she almost unbelievably beautiful, she was also exceedingly clever. She was the co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed shortwave radio communications on the field. She gave the invention, for no compensation, to the US Government. the Germans did not yet have this capability."