Stolen Science

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Nobel laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser work together, and they publish both together and separately. They won along with another scientist for “place cells” in the brain (GPS is a decent analogy). Usually when there are three winners, the prize is split into thirds. This prize was split 50/50, with each Moser receiving 25%, because apparently being married to your collaborator makes you 8% less deserving. May-Britt is alive and well, and I don’t know how she feels about this (or if it even bothers her), so I chose to focus on other examples of female scientists who have been diminished, pairing them with Mina Loy’s poem “Gertrude Stein.”