More Curies and more Maries are needed in physics

Marie Curie is entombed in the Pantheon in Paris, the same place that France has entombed the heroes of its revolution. The fact that this sort of recognition is the exception and not the norm speaks volumes to the disservice that has been done to women in science.

Marie Curie stands out in history as an atomic heavyweight of physics and a colossus of chemistry. But her position as the default female role model for women in physics underscores two major societal issues...

Oh - and for what it's worth, Jocelyn Bell Burnell should be on the list.