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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

graeme leggett

Ada Lovelace gets a poor showing sometimes because although a romantic figure, there's not the evidence to point to and say 'she did that'. But as a symbol of women in technology and as a bridge between the literary and scientific sets could be a justification as an early communicator?. Her 'social' network included

Mary Sommerville


Charles Wheatstone - influential but a bit of a sod over claiming IP that wasn't necessarily his to claim?


De Morgan - her tutor

Brewster - optics

Faraday - nuff said

Perhaps a hypothetical soiree of the above could be considered.

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