Faces of science
Faces of Science celebrates the diversity of science and scientists. Showcasing some of the extraordinary scientists, past and present, and from all disciplines, who have made pioneering achievements, broken boundaries, and overcome adversity and who continue to shape and inspire the future.
Science is a worldwide endeavour that brings together individuals from every part of the world to support, participate in, and benefit from scientific research. Regardless of ethnicity, gender, religious commitment or any other personal characteristic, science is open to everyone.
It is this diversity, democracy and inclusivity that brings together the widest range of talents, backgrounds and perspectives to maximise scientific innovation and creativity. Diverse scientific communities are able to embrace a variety of viewpoints and problem-solving approaches that balance out biases and are one of the keys to science’s rapid rate of progress.
All of the scientists featured have been nominated by a staff member or student from Keele. We will continue to add more faces on an ongoing basis, so that the exhibition will continue to update and evolve. Our first Faces of Science collection includes 18 faces mounted on the CSL staircase. These can also be seen circulating on the display screens in the CSL and in the online photo wall.
Faces of science photo wall
Confectionery chemistry for Mars who answered a radio advert to become the first Briton in spaceRead more
Source of the first immortal human cell line, used to develop vaccines and cancer treatmentsRead more
Technician who pioneered immune electron microscopy and discovered the first coronavirusesRead more
Oceanographic cartographer who discovered the 40,000 mile Mid-Atlantic Ridge using SONARRead more
Isolated steroids from soyabean oil allowing the synthesis of hormones on a commercial scaleRead more
Marine biologist whose book, Silent Spring, led to the United States banning the pesticide DDTRead more
Exploration of neuron activity that leads to conscious experiences like phantom limbsRead more
William Thomas Astbury
Performed X-ray diffraction on hair and wool, revealing new insights into the 3D structure of proteinsRead more
Created the field of humanistic geography through exploring the relationships people have with placesRead more
The Faces of Science exhibition team : Tess Phillips, Nick Wright, Sara Vestergren and Dominic Banks.
Funding and support: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University.