30 Jan Did you know…
…that the word “scientist” was coined after a woman? Her name is Mary Somerville (December 26, 1780–November 28, 1872).
Mary, a Victorian polymath, had tutored pioneering computer programmer Ada Lovelace and later introduced her to Charles Babbage, thus sparking their legendary collaboration on the world’s first computer. Somerville’s 1834 treatise On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences so impressed her peers, readers, and reviewers that “man of science” — the term used to refer to a person who had advanced the progress of knowledge — seemed suddenly inappropriate and obsolete.
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