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The World Needs Science... Science Needs Women

L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science 2009

The World Needs Science... Science Needs Women
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  • UNESCO-L'Oréal Awards 2009

This year, the theme of the awards is “Physical Sciences”, and the Laureates were selected through nominations by a network of nearly 1,000 members of the international scientific community.

The Laureates for the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science 2009:

Africa & the Arab States: Pr. Tebello Nyokong, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. For her work in phototherapy and environmental remediation combining organic dyes and quantum dots. (see interview)

Asia-Pacific: Pr. Akiko Kobayashi, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. For her contribution to the development of molecular conductors and the design and synthesis of a single-component organic metal.

North America: Pr. Eugenia Kumacheva, Professor,  Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada. For her research on fundamental and applied properties of polymers, including the conceptualization and development of new materials. (see interview)

Europe: Pr. Athene M. Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. For her development of novel electron and x-ray scattering methods and their applications in soft matter physics.  (see interview)

Latin America: Pr. Beatriz Barbuy, Professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. For her work on the chemical composition of ancient stars and its relevance to the formation and evolution of galaxies. (see interview)


Related links:
::  UNESCO Programme "Women and Science" (More)
::  L'OREAL Programme "For Women and Science" (More)
::  The UNESCO Courier - "Women in Science: The Missing Links" (More)
::  UNESCOPress 2009-10 (More)

  • Source:UNESCO SC
  • 05-03-2009
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