Women of the Periodic Table

Women of the Periodic Table is a quilt designed for the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival’s “Central Elements” show. It showcases the five women who contributed to the discovery of elements on the periodic table: Marie Curie, Berta Karlik, Lise Meitner, Ida Noddack, and Marguerite Perey. The quilt is designed to showcase each woman’s portrait, and show them linked together in sisterhood. The geometric shapes are designed to be reminiscent of molecules, and colors map to the atomic numbers and weights of the elements each woman helped to discover. This project was done in collaboration with Maia Weinstock.


photo credit: Maia Weinstock

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