At all times creators have been a wide variety of individuals. The women and men pictured in the brand, are pioneers from the time when Matrikel1 was built.

In addition to challenging what everyone knew as the truth, most of these creators were women who changed the status quo.

Mary Anning

She proved that planet earth is not only a few thousand years old, but that there has been life here for several hundred million years.

(1799-1847)

Émilie du Châtelet

She challenged Newton and Voltaire on their theories on energy, and predicted what is today known as infrared radiation and the nature of light. Voltaire, one of her lovers, declared in a letter to his friend King Frederick II of Preussen that du Châtelet was “a big man, whose only mistake was being a woman”.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

She is best known for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in America.

Camilla Collett

She was a Norwegian writer, often referred to as the first Norwegian feminist. She is recognized as being one of the first contributors to realism in Norwegian literature.

Hans Christian Ørsted

She was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism

(1777 – 1851)

Other impressive creators from this time were:

Ada Lovelace

She was the mathematician who wrote the first computer program in history.

(1815-1852)

Marie Curie

She was the scientist who discovered radioactive power, received two Nobel prizes, and instead of making money on her research, she made everything open and available for all.

(1867-1934)

Nettie Stevens

She found out that it is chromosomes and not the social environment (as we believed until then) that makes us either male or female.

(1861-1912)