Exhibition: Women in Physics

Organized by the Mission for the Place of Women through the CNRS and GANIL (Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds – National Large Heavy-Ion Accelerator)

This exhibit presents the numerous aspects of research in physics through the profiles of 15 women, including the advancement of knowledge, teaching and training of young people and interdisciplinary studies. These women direct research projects and are involved in international collaborations. The excellence of their work supports the major technical projects for which they are responsible. They are able to harness advancements in science to the service of society in the fields of health, the environment, etc.

These women from different countries are contributing to the development of the European research arena. A wide range of disciplines are represented through their various backgrounds and careers.

This pedagogical tool can be presented to students and teachers in meetings and discussions organized by educational institutions.

Profiles of 15 physicists

  • Anne Pépin (CNRS)
    Micro- and nano-fabrication for biology: lab-on-a-chip.
    Laboratory for photonics and nanostructures, Marcoussis.
  • Fanny Rejmund (GANIL)
    The atom’s core, the energy of my passions.
    National Large Heavy-Ion Accelerator, Caen.
  • Francesca Gulminelli (Université de Caen)
    Phase transitions on all scales.
    Corpuscular physics laboratory, Caen.
  • Irina Kopysova (CNRS)
    Deciphering the language of neuronal networks.
    Intégrative and computational neuroscience group, Gif-sur-Yvette.
  • Laurence Eymard (CNRS)
    The ocean and the atmosphere : exchanges that are sometimes violent.
    Oceanography and climate laboratory: experimental work and numerical analysis, Paris.
  • Louisa Barré (CEA)
    The crossroads of knowledge : interdisciplinary studies in the public health service.
    Center for brain imaging and neuroscience research, Caen.
  • Lucia Reining (CNRS)
    Billions of electrons that respond to light.
    Laboratory of irradiated solids, Ecole Polytechnique, Saclay.
  • Marie-Hélène Moscatello (CEA)
    Particle accelerators to probe materials.
    National Large Heavy-Ion Accelerator, Caen.
  • Maryvonne de Jésus (CNRS)
    Trapping WIMPS, the goal of my research efforts.
    Nuclear physics institute of Lyon.
  • Mathilde Caillies (Collège de France)
    Researching liquid pearls.Laboratory for physics of condensed matter, Paris.
  • Pascale Hennequin (CNRS)
    Taming the stars’ energy.
    Plasma physics and technology laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau.
  • Rosine Lallement (CNRS)
    Journey into the galactic wind.
    Aeronomy Department, Verrieres-le-Buisson.
  • Valérie Santonacci (CNRS)
    Compound expertise serving nanotechnologies.
    Louis Néel laboratory, Grenoble.
  • Vanina Ruhlmann (CEA)
    Discovering the infinitely small.
    Laboratory of research into the fundamental laws of the universe, Saclay.
  • Yvette Ngono (CEA)
    What is happening in Polymers?
    Interdisciplinary Center for Ion Laser Research, Caen.

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