This year, the European Physical Society [EPS] launched the Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics to recognize noteworthy women physicists.
Emmy Noether was a mathematician whose work has had an enormous impact in physics, and a role model for future generations of scientists. The laureates of the Emmy Noether Distinction are chosen for their capacity to inspire the next generation of scientists, and especially encourage women to handle careers in physics.
Earlier this year, the distinction was awarded for the first time to Alessandra Gatti for her contributions to physics, the introduction of concepts of quantum images, spatial entanglement, and quantum entangled images.
The EPS Distinction for Women in Physics is awarded twice a year: in winter and in summer. The selection committee, appointed by the EPS Equal Opportunities Committee, will consider nominations for woman scientists working in Europe.
To make a nomination, please email the following information to the EPS Secretariat:
- A cover letter, detailing (in no more than 3 paragraphs) the motivation for awarding the Emmy Noether distinction to the nominee;
- The nominee’s name, institution and email;
- The nominee’s résumé;
- The nominator’s name, institution, and email.