Elizabeth Blackburn. Elizabeth Blackburn. Elizabeth Blackburn. They say if you repeat something thrice it might come true and it has; Professor Elizabeth Blackburn has become the first Australian woman to win a Nobel Prize. Like the luminescent fish who exist in the dark matter of the ocean and light the abyss, Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate has put paid to 20th century nonsense about the human brain having a birthsex and the deduction arising from this faulty premise; that women do not belong in the sciences, or belong only by relative degree to men.