Bassi, Laura (1711-1778)

Catholic Christian

Laura Bassi is often identified as being the first woman to earn a doctoral degree and the first to be a university professor of physics—a position that was somewhat honorary, but the brilliant Bassi managed to turn it into a full position.

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