"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." Marie Skłodowska-Curie November 1867 – 4 July was a physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
In a time when mathematics was "a man's work," Ada Lovelace was trained in aristocratic graces but pursued her passion for what later became computer science. Many girls growing up in the aristocracy of Victorian-era London fantasized about.