Today Google Doodle celebrates Mary Somerville. Mary Somerville, was a Scottish science writer and polymath. 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.
5 Things to Know about Mary Somerville:
Mary Somerville was the first female who the part of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was a science writer and studied astronomy also.
Mary’s research had contributed a great deal in understanding the solar system. He helped well-known astronomer John Couch Adams discover the Neptune planet.
Mary advocated for political suffrage of women. She was also the first woman to sign a petition filed for equal rights for women by John Stuart Mill in 1868.
Mary’s book The Connection of the Physical Sciences, published in 1834, was one of the best-selling books of the 19th century.
In the year 2016, Mary Somerville Medal Introduced. This award is given to those scientists who make people’s lives better with their work.