She Blinded Me with Science


  1. A Cambridge professor and an army of ScienceGrrls – with a little assistance from the late Magnus Pyke – is helping celebrate women in science, with the release on iTunes of a cover version of Thomas Dolby’s 1982 hit She Blinded Me With Science.

    The song is performed by Violet Transmissions, a band whose lead singer Tim Bussey is also Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Its video features a number of young women scientists including a material scientist, laser physicists and an epidemiologist. All proceeds from the song will go to ScienceGrrl, an organisation dedicated to celebrating and supporting women in science.

    We asked people to let us know which female scientist has been an inspiration to them, using #SheBlindedMeWithScience. The response has been phenomenal. Do you recognise any of the scientists below?
  2. We should probably start with the people behind the music video - Tim Bussey and ScienceGrrl...
  3. I'll throw in mine, too. I've come across many inspirational scientists during my various jobs, but the person that kicked off my career and showed me that science communication was more interesting than theoretical plasma physics (IMHO) was...
  4. Quite a few people understandably chose Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin amongst their inspirational female scientists.
  5. It was great to see a lot of shout outs for teachers, without whom you might have taken a very different career path.