From women's eyes

Feb 14, 2024, from 14:00 until 15:00, Online

We would like to invite you to join us for the CECAM online celebration of the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 14. Shobhana Narasimhan (JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore) and Virginie de Mestral (ETH Zurich) will share with us their experiences and perspective on women’s access and participation in our domain. We are also looking forward to contributions and questions from the audience — boys and girls alike! 

"In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11 as the International day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015” (from the UN website). CECAM honors this important occasion with a special afternoon dedicated to women who contributed to our field and beyond.

It will start with a conversation between Shobhana Narasimhan (JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore) and Virginie de Mestral (ETH Zurich), who will share with us experiences and perspectives based on their remarkable professional journeys. Ample time will be provided for interactions with the audience – that we really hope will be diverse and engaged – to enable a broad discussion, hopefully bringing different points of views to the conversation.

This event is fully online and registration is not required. The Zoom link (webinar format) will be published here closer to the event.

Shobhana Narasimhan is professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India and a member of the SNSF's MARVEL Review Panel. She is currently also an Anna Boyksen Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University Munich, Germany. She has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Science. She was named a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Virginie de Mestral is a PhD student in the group of Mathieu Luisier at ETH Zurich and a member of the NCCR MARVEL. Before that, she was a MARVEL INSPIRE Potentials Master's student in the same group. She is very active within the MARVEL community.

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