Science and Technology

Book “Mulheres na Ciência” (“Women in Science”) honours Técnico scientists

The 2021 edition of the book was launched this Monday, March 8, and includes portraits of 101 women of different generations, who stand out in different areas of knowledge.

The new edition of the book “Mulheres na Ciência” (“Women in Science”) includes 101 portraits of inspiring women of different generations, of which 12 have a link to Técnico. The inspiring set of portraits includes chemists, physicists, biologists, mechanical engineers, computer engineers and seismologists.

The Técnico professors honoured in this book are: Elsa Henriques, professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEM) and researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC); Inês Lynce, professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DEI), researcher and president of INESC-ID; Joana Gonçalves de Sá, professor at the Department of Physics (DF) and researcher at the Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP); Marta Fajardo, professor at the DF and researcher at the Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN); Patrícia Figueiredo, professor at the Department of Bioengineering (DBE) and researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisbon); and Patrícia Gonçalves, professor at the DF and the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering (DECN) and researcher at LIP.

The book also includes Filipa Mendes, researcher at the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering (DECN) and Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN), and Marina Kirillova, researcher at Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE).

The Engineering Physics alumnae Ana Ferreira – Seismologist (researcher and professor at the Department of Earth Sciences – University College London), Isabel Gordo – Evolutionary Biologist (researcher at the Gulbenkian Science Institute), and Sónia Gonçalves – Physics Engineer (Champalimaud Foundation), as well as the Mechanical Engineering alumna Célia Gouveia – Climatologist (researcher at Instituto Dom Luiz and the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere) are included in this book.

In the first pages of the book, Rosália Vargas, president of Ciência Viva, challenge readers to look at these inspiring portraits of “independent women, who have chosen to pursue a career in science and are excellent at what they do, who are always willing to share their knowledge and committed to future generations”. “We cannot forget that this book is being published in the middle of a pandemic”, which turn this it even more relevant “showing that knowledge has no frontiers and, more than ever, is at the service of the common good”, highlights the president of Ciência Viva.

This book includes the testimonies and portraits of 101 inspiring women captured by Clara Azevedo, José Carlos Carvalho, Luís Filipe Catarino and Rita Carmo, and their.

The book launch ceremony took place this Monday, March 8, with the participation of the Técnico alumna Ana Ferreira.