Strong evidence shows that females often outperform males in many spheres of science, disproving the myth that they lack the cognitive capacity.
As Kalpana Chawla documentary releases, father Banarasi Lal Chawla recollects her perseverance, passion for education
Before becoming the first woman of Indian origin to go to space, Kalpana Chawla was the sole woman in her Bachelor's in Aeronautical Engineering class at the Punjab Engineering College. Her father Banarasi Lal Chawla spoke with Firstpost in the run-up to the 8 March, International Women's Day premiere of a documentary based on Kalpana's life.
Of mentors, grit, and possibility: Seven lessons from NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson's life and career
Seven contemporary ideas from the life and career of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson to support women and other underrepresented groups in mathematics and science.
Women make up only 14 percent of 2.8 lakh scientists, engineers and technologists in research, institutions in India.
Titled Women: A Century of Change, the November 2019 issue of National Geographic is the first ever since 1888 to have all female contributors
Medicines in women work differently than on men and it is necessary that studies are conducted to suit both genders.
Katie Bouman led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole.
Women's Day 2019: Indian science is inching towards #BalanceForBetter despite the none-too-easy path
Currently, positions like fellowships, lead scientist and professorships are not designed keeping both genders in mind.
There is much to look forward to when local strengths & determination expand into global efforts.
Chowdhuri was the first woman researcher to join TIFR, Mumbai in 1949, where she remained till 1957.
Sandhya Visweswariah is internationally recognised as a world expert in gut disease. She chairs two biological research labs at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and has received several grants, fellowships and awards.
Women in Science: Suhita Nadkarni on studying the brain, making the shift from Physics to Neurobiology
Suhita Nadkarni started off as a physicist, but she soon learnt the value of being an insider — using neuroscience rather than physics to understand the brain
Prerna Sharma on how theory and experiments go hand-in-hand, and the alarmingly low number of Indian women in Physics
Women in Science: Molecular biophysicist R Mahalakshmi on solving the century-old protein-folding problem
But how do proteins fold? What decides their structure and what makes them stay folded? Mahalakshmi is one of the many scientists in the world trying to solve the century-old protein-folding problem.
Women in Science: Aparna Mukherjee on why we need unique approach to diagnose paediatric tuberculosis
In this podcast by The Life of Science, Aparna Mukherjee talks about developing blood-based tests to monitor the outcome of tuberculosis treatment in young patients
Sucharita Sambashivaiah's goal is to understand the working of Type 2 Diabetes and she does this with her team of MDs, PhDs, dieticians, field scientists, exercise trainers, staff nurses and technicians.
Women in Science: Nutritionist Suparna Ghosh-Jerath researches forgotten foods for public health policy recommendations
Suparna Ghosh-Jerath is a nutritionist who studies nutrition of indigenous foods. Based on her research she makes recommendations to the public health policies of India for reviving local food systems.
Women in Science: Neurobiologist Pinky Kain studies how fruit flies make feeding decisions and process taste
Dr Pinky Kain studies fruit flies to answer how ‘taste’ is processed by our brain
Women in Science: Bushra Ateeq on identifying biomarkers for prostate cancer, improving lives of patients
Bushra Ateeq is perturbed that very little is known about mutations and alterations carried by people within the Indian subcontinent. This is the scenario that her team wants to change.
Panjab University's Madhu Khatri emphasised the importance of support systems in order to balance work and life