Some brilliant female scientists you may not know much (or anything) of.
Aglaonike (2nd century BCE), was an astronomer from Ancient Greece during the fifth century. She is on the list of first astronomers who was a woman. She was notorious for being able to predict the accurate time and locations of lunar eclipses. However, because she was a woman her contributions were not believed to be a scientific ability.
People often began to believe she was a witch and gave her the name of the witch of Thessaly. Aglaonike has been mentioned in writings of Pluto, Plutarch, and Apollonius of Rhodes.
Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646–1684), Italian mathematician was probably the first woman in the world to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree; she is definitely the first woman to have been recorded doing so.
She was a respected and noted philosopher and theologist, although she never received a degree in the latter because the church would not allow it.
Philippa Fawcett (1868-1948) When she placed first in the Cambridge mathematical tripos in 1890, she forced a reassessment of nineteenth-century belief in the inferiority of the “weaker sex.”