poppywise-I was thinking of female scientists-and Rosalind Franklin always comes to mind. However, she is not a living scientist, but truly noteworthy who never really got her credit where credit is due. Of course, I am a molecular biologist, so my point of view is somewhat skewed Everyone who is not even in science have heard of Watson and Crick-but sadly not many know who Rosalind Franklin was
Of course, another scientist I thought of was Dian Fossey (Gorillas in the midst) and she was murdered by poachers...
I always have horrible visions of being remembered in science for blowing something up or creating some awful mutant bacteria
And, glad yall had a good comfort food-filled visit and healing vibes for your dad working through the depression