[Graphic News] Female winners of scientific Nobel Prizes in history

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Oct 7, 2018 - 18:34
  • Updated : Oct 7, 2018 - 18:34

US scientist Frances Arnold became the fifth women to win a Nobel Prize in chemistry on Oct. 3, a day after Canada’s Donna Strickland became the third woman -- and the first in 55 years -- to clinch the Nobel Prize in physics.

Twelve women have won the Nobel Prize in medicine. There have been 19 female winners -- Marie Curie received two separate prizes -- out of more than 600 laureates across the three scientific categories. (AFP)