From Women’s Eyes

Wednesday February 14 2024, 14:00 -15:00 CET

"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.

We 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 on-line and registration is not required.  

Zoom link: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/69391595442?pwd=VVI2T0VyMUg2d3d6VjJFQXljSjUvUT09

Shobhana Narasimhan, JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore

Shobhana Narasimhan obtained her MSc from IIT Bombay (where she was the Institute Silver Medallist), and an MA and PhD from Harvard University. She did postdoctoral work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, and the Fritz Haber Institut, Berlin, Germany. 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, ETH Zurich

Virginie de Mestral was an INSPIRE Potentials Master student in the group of Mathieu Luisier. She is now continuing at the PhD level in the same group.

You can read an interview with her here. She has also taken a moment to explain the appeal of the INSPIRE master's fellowship program in a short video available here