Ep 6 - Hypatia of Alexandria - Paradox Wine, Pursuit of Knowledge, and Tragic Demise
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
5M ago
From her prestigious position as the head of a philosophical school in Alexandria to her violent death in a Christian church, Hypatia of Alexandria's story remains shrouded in mystery, sparking the imagination of writers and poets throughout the 20th century.  Conditum Paradoxum 750 ml bottle of white wine (from Italy - dry Pinot Gris) 1 cup honey  1 date 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp fennel seeds or mastic gum 2 bay leaves pinch saffron ..read more
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Minisode 02 - Mistletoe, Solar Eclipses, and five Nobel Prizes
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
5M ago
Our second Minisode is a bite-sized journey into the past and the science that makes life a little sweeter. In this episode, Béatrice is shining a light on remarkable historic women born in this very week. ------- September 11th, 1913 - Rita Leroi, Physician & Cancer Researcher September 11th, 1847 - Mary Watson Whitney, Astronomer September 12th, 1897 - Irène Joliot-Curie, Physicist & Chemist ------- You can find all sources on our website ..read more
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Ep 5 - Sau Lan Wu - Bosons, Quarks, and Cocktail Party Analogies
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
6M ago
Sau Lan Wu, a trailblazer in particle physics, shattered barriers as the first East Asian woman earning a physics doctorate. Her groundbreaking research, advocacy for diversity, and dedication to environmental conservation have left a lasting impact. In this week's episode, we discuss Bosons, Quarks, and fun Cocktail Party Analogies! Today's Pairing - Quarks Quark Tarts  Tart shells Quark Three types of fruit cut into one shape each Fill the shells with quark (the dairy) and add three pieces of fruit to each. Each fruit represents one of the following quarks (the particles): Up/Down/Stra ..read more
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Minisode 01 - Birthdates & Ice Cream
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
6M ago
Our very first Minisode is a bite-sized journey into the past and the science that makes life a little sweeter. In this episode, Béatrice is shining a light on remarkable historic women born on the very week we're in. But that's not all – get your taste buds ready to explore the icy science of a timeless favorite with Eva: Ice Cream. From its molecular dance to freezing techniques, we're breaking down what makes this treat oh-so-cool. ------- August 29, 1941 – Sybille Bergemann, German photographer. August 30, 1797 – Mary Shelley, English novelist. September 2, 1838 – Liliuokalani, last monarc ..read more
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Ep 2 - Ada Lovelace - Code, Steam, and Rhubarb
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
7M ago
From her groundbreaking contributions to her visionary mindset, we explore the remarkable life of Ada Lovelace. As the world's first computer programmer, she defied societal norms and revolutionized the field of computer science. Through her remarkable intellect and collaboration with Charles Babbage, Lovelace laid the foundation for modern computing and her visionary thinking continues to inspire. Uncover with us how Ada Lovelace's forward-thinking concepts, beautifully articulated in her "Notes," foreshadowed the dawn of a technological era that continues to shape our world today. All sour ..read more
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Ep 3 - Ynes Mexia - Botanical Expeditions, Adventure, and a Minor Stabbing
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
7M ago
Embark on an illuminating journey through the captivating life of Ynes Mexía in the upcoming episode of the "Sweet Defiance" podcast. Join us as we delve into the extraordinary narrative of a woman who defied conventions and ventured into uncharted territories, leaving an indelible mark on the world of science and exploration. From her adventurous spirit to her groundbreaking discoveries, we explore the remarkable life of Ynes Mexia. As a daring botanist and explorer, she collected over 150,000 botanical specimens, expanding our knowledge of plant biodiversity. Ynes invaluable contributions an ..read more
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Ep 1 - Gertrude Woker - War, Peace, and Chemistry
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
7M ago
Discover the extraordinary journey of Gertrud Woker in our inaugural episode of "Sweet Defiance" podcast. Join us as we delve into the captivating life and accomplishments of this forgotten trailblazer in the world of science. From her initial challenges to her groundbreaking contributions, we explore the inspiring narrative of a scientist who fearlessly challenged societal norms to etch her name in history. Uncover the remarkable story of Gertrud Woker, a Swiss suffragette who shattered barriers to become the first female chemistry professor in Switzerland. Tune in to our debut episode, whe ..read more
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Welcome to Sweet Defiance Podcast
Sweet Defiance - Stories of Remarkable Women in Science
by Eva, Béatrice
7M ago
Welcome to Sweet Defiance, the podcast where we pair delicious sweets with compelling stories of forgotten historic women who made great achievements in science. Each episode, we explore the life and work of a different female scientist, sharing their remarkable stories and delving into the science and impact of their discoveries. We pair each episode with a carefully chosen treat to appease our sweet tooth.  So whether you're a history buff, a feminist, or just looking for a new way to satisfy your cravings, join us on Sweet Defiance as we celebrate the achievements of forgotten female s ..read more
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