Examples of really famous female physicists?

In summary, these women have made major contributions to physics and mathematics, and are well-known and respected by the general public.f
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Such as Lisa Randall, Fabiola Gianotti, Shirley Ann Jackson, Ingrid Daubechies, Donna Strickland or Jocelyn Bell Burnell
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Marie Curie! she was the first woman to win the Nobel prize and the first person to win two Nobel prizes.
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Rosalind Franklin deserves a vote, but y'all will probably call her a physical chemist.
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Another example: Emmy Noether.
Quote: "In physics, Noether's theorem explains the connection between symmetry and conservation laws."
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I guess it depends on "really famous", in relativity, a well known woman is:

In relativity (she may be classified as a mathematician, but at her time I don't know what the difference really was) as well:

What bothers me about Sofya's history is that you will learn something called the "Cauchy–Kowalevski theorem" in PDEs which not only spells her name wrong, but also gives credit to Cauchy who has so many things already named after him, but he only proved the theorem in a limiting case.

And finally, Cecile Dewitt-Morette:

Which her and Yvonne have a book that most graduate students have probably perused:
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Dr Becky. Don't scoff they had on the BBC news for the NASA asteroid deflection thing.

Female ? Check
Physicist? Astro check
Famous? On BBC news and over 350k subs on YT, Check.
Three boxes ticked.
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Rosalind Franklin deserves a vote, but y'all will probably call her a physical chemist.
Watson and Crick need her data to decipher DNA structure. Should she have shared the prize?
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While completing a math/CS degree at university, I wrote a paper on mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first known female computer programmer, daughter of poet Lord Byron. Ada was famous enough to have computer language Ada named for her.
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