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Mary Somerville: the new face on Royal Bank of Scotland’s ten-pound note is worthy of international recognition | OUPblog "From 2017, ten-pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland will feature a new face: that of the great nineteenth-century science communicator Mary Somerville. Her book on mathematical astronomy, Mechanism of the Heavens -- published in 1831, when she was fifty years old -- was used as an advanced textbook at Cambridge for a hundred years. This is a phenomenal achievement for a woman who taught herself science and mathematics." http://blog.oup.com/2016/03/mary-somerville-royal-bank-of-sco...
Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 29 November 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath, at a time when women's participation in science was discouraged.[1] She studied mathematics and astronomy, and was nominated to be jointly the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society at the same time as Caroline Herschel. She played a pivotal role in the discovery of the planet Neptune. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Somerville ‎- Halil
Found via physics website but it wouldn't post and found this link instead. Not sure why some sites/links import images and others don't. It's shame we can't select the images we want to embed/import from an article, is that a possible future update? ‎- Halil
wow, did she become a member of the royal academy of sciences? though I doubt it ‎- SaeedTheGiraffe ?
was nominated to be jointly the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society at the same time as Caroline Herschel ‎- Halil