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Laura Bassi, a noted 18th-century Italian scientist and Europe's first female professor. Image: Cover of the book "Laura Bassi. Minerva bolognese" by Marta Franceschini, Alessandro Battara and Marta Cavazza

Laura Bassi: Paving the Way for Female Academics

Laura Maria Caterina Bassi holds a unique place in the history of science and education in the Western world: she was the first woman to be offered,...