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Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they re best known. This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.
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Ada Lovelace – born Augusta Ada Byron, daughter to the poet Lord Byron, in 1815 – was a Mathematician and writer. She is best known for her remarkable work with Charles Babbage in building an early computer – the Analytical Engine. She designed the first algorithm used by a machine, and so is recognised as the first computer programmer. She died of uterine cancer in 1852 at the age of 36.
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