This Friday 20 January 2017 is the opening of the exhibition “WiSE Women – Women in Science and Engineering in Luxembourg” at the Cité bibliothèque in Luxembourg City. The exhibition is organised by the Ville de Luxembourg in collaboration with the FNR and the Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg.
Open to the public from 20 January to 11 February 2017, the exhibition presents the scientific projects and professional careers of a selection of 12 female scientists and engineers working in public and private research institutions in Luxembourg:
- Julie Distel (IEE),
- Sandra Domagala (DuPont)
- Nathalie Valle (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)
- Pascale Engel de Abreu (University of Luxembourg)
- Claudine Kirsch (University of Luxembourg)
- Conchita D’Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg) – FNR PEARL Chair
- Mahulena Hofmann (University of Luxembourg)
- Patrice Caire (University of Luxembourg)
- Anna Heintz-Buschart (University of Luxembourg)
- Ines Thiele (University of Luxembourg) – FNR ATTRACT Fellow
- Conny Mathay (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) and
- Simone Niclou (Luxembourg Institute of Health).
The portraits of the researchers at the exhibition are based on articles published science.lu.
A variety of fascinating research domains
The research domains of the women are equally diverse and fascinating, ranging from engineering and material sciences to education, artificial intelligence, (micro)biology, bioinformatics, oncology, product management, economy and developmental psychology.
In line with the equality policy of the Ville de Luxembourg, “WiSE Women” aims on the one hand to increase the visibility of women in all domains of society and to highlight the importance of the promotion of women in research, and on the other hand to draw the attention of society to the inequalities that still exist today between genders.
Details of the exhibition
Location: Cité Bibliothèque, 3, rue Genistre, L-1623 Luxembourg
Date: Friday, 20 January 2017- Saturday, 11 February 2017
Times: Tuesday to Friday: from 10 AM to 7PM, Saturday: from 10 AM to 6PM, Sunday and Monday: closed
Free entry; Languages: German and French.
Colloquium: WiSE – How can Luxembourg do better?
After the closing of the exhibition, a colloquium will be organised on Monday 13 February at 7PM at the Tramsschapp (Limpertsberg): WiSE – How can Luxembourg do better? (in English)
Three panels of scientists will talk about their experience and identify the key issues together with specialists and the public. How can maternity and mobility be combined? How can we motivate younger generations? How can we create an environment that is stimulating for all?