It is a great pleasure to announce that the Autumn-Winter 2016 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Dr. Patricia Bassereau from the Institute Curie of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France. Patricia is a world leader at the Physics-Biology interface and carries out outstanding research on the physics of bio-membranes. She is a role model for how soft matter scientists coming from the physical sciences can make contributions in biology.
Rocío Borrego Varillas is a young postdoctoral researcher in Physics, who after graduating from the University of Salamanca in Spain, obtained a Marie-Curie fellowship. She is at present Research Fellow at the Politecnico of Milano where she works in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy in the UV range.
Barbara Capone is at present an APART (Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology) Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, at the Physics Department of the Vienna University. She is a young theoretical soft matter physicist, working on developing coarse graining models for soft matter systems to allow the design and simulation of novel materials in the nanoscale. Her work focuses primarily, but not only, on polymer science.
Below is an interview between Barbara [BC] and Lucia Di Ciaccio [LDC], Chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee of EPS.
In 2013, the European Physical Society [EPS] launched the Emmy Noether Distinction to recognise noteworthy women physicists.
Emmy Noether was an influential theoretical physicist, and a role model for future generations of physicists. 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.
The previous recipients of the Emmy Noether distinction are:
We publish short portraits of successful young physicists showing that physics is not reserved only to men.
Barbara Marchetti is a young Italian scientist who after having obtained a PhD in Physics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2011 and a Post Doc position in Germany, is now Primary Investigator of the linac for SINBAD, a project hosted at DESY in Hamburg. The SINBAD facility will provide long term Research and Development infrastructure for the production of ultra short bunches and novel compact acceleration techniques with high field gradient. Accelerator physics is a domain where women are still underrepresented.
In August 2015 Barbara Marchetti [BM] was interviewed by Lucia Di Ciaccio [LDC], chair of the Equal Opportunities Committee of the EPS.
It is a great pleasure to announce that the Spring 2015 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Prof. Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Institut des Matériaux, EPFL, Switzerland. Prof. Fontcuberta i Morral has made pioneering contributions to the physics of semiconductor nanostructures and their applications in mesoscopic physics and energy harvesting.
After a PhD in Materials Science at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), and a postdoctoral contract at the California…
On 4 May 2015, the Winter 2014 Emmy Noether distinction was presented to Prof. Anne l’Huillier (Dept. of Physics, Lund University), by the European Physical Society Equal Opportunity Committee [EPS-EOC] Chair and the former EOC Chair, on behalf of the EPS President.
The ceremony took place at the Institute of Physics of the Freiburg University (Germany) and followed a very well attended seminar (Physikalisches Kolloquium) presented by the winner on the topic: “From Extreme Nonlinear Optics to Ultrafast Atomic Physics”.
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The GS4 – Europe will, again, bring together experts from research, industry and policy to jointly establish practical and effective ways of improving quality and impact of research and innovation, and the gender issues relating to science knowledge making and application…