Little Nobel prizes

607 previous Nobel prize winners in physics, chemistry, and medicine, only 19 are women*. In 2018, the canadian Donna Strickland received the Nobel prize for physics. Previously, for almost 60 years, had no wife in this direction.

Eastern European countries in the Unesco, according to statistics, the highest proportion of women researchers. Germany is on the back of the field.

sources: Nobel Foundation, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Elsevier: Gender in the Global Research Landscape, U-Multirank 2019, The world

In many South American countries, the share of scientists is on the inside at 50 percent and more. Economically more developed countries, such as Japan, are often significantly lower.

Hardly Inventors

women fiddle around less often than men. The World Intellectual Property Organization lists all of the patent applicant. Only 14 percent of them are women. Portugal had until 2015, most of the inventions with female participation.

Chemists in the front

In chemistry, the ratio between the sexes is balanced. In physics, women are a minority, however. The U-Multirank study by the centre for higher education development, has evaluated the 1800’s scientific areas of expertise of the world’s 53 countries.

sources: Nobel Foundation, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Elsevier: Gender in the Global Research Landscape, U-Multirank 2019

*editors ‘ note: In the printed Version, it was said, 20 women have received a Nobel prize. However, Marie Curie won the prize for both the physics and the chemistry Nobel. It is, therefore, 20 Nobel prizes were awarded on 19 women. We have adapted to in the Text.

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