Women in Science

ICTP celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Women in Science
Some of the women researchers who will take part in the event on 6 February.

On Tuesday 6 February 2024 from 5pm to 7pm, at Antico Caffè San Marco, Trieste, ICTP is holding a public event -- in partnership with Trieste's science institutes -- to celebrate the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event, which is open to everyone, is an opportunity for the general public to come and meet some of the many women researchers who work in the institutions of the Trieste Science System. With backgrounds that span across many different fields of science, they will engage in one-to-one or small group informal conversations with the participants in the casual atmosphere of Caffè San Marco, to share their experience in science and talk about what they do. The researchers will be sitting at different tables and participants will be invited to have a chat with all of them, moving from one table to the next at the ring of a bell.

The researchers who are participating in the event are:

  • Iris Bertani, researcher in microbiology at ICGEB
  • Agnese Bissi, physicist at ICTP
  • Domenica Bueti, neuroscientist at SISSA
  • Donata Canu, researcher in oceanography at OGS
  • Erika Coppola, physicist at ICTP
  • Margherita Degasperi, researcher in genomics at AREA Science Park
  • Laura De Santis, geophysicist at OGS
  • Lara Gigli, geologist at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Asja Jelic, physicist at ICTP
  • Elena Longo, physicist at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Claudia Merlassino, physicist at INFN
  • Rita Nogherotto, physicist at ICTP
  • Katia Rupel, researcher in dentistry at the University of Trieste
  • Roberta Tripodi, astrophysicist at INAF

The many women scientists that are associated with the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) will be represented by:

  • Tonya Blowers, programme coordinator at OWSD
  • Giovanni Ortolani, public information officer at TWAS

When: 6 February 2024, 5-7pm
Where: Antico Caffè San Marco, Trieste

To register:

Coffee will be served.

Istititutes in the Trieste Science System who will participate in the event







About the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women scientists represent only about one third of all researchers and they tend to have shorter and less well-paid careers that their male colleagues. They are underrepresented in national science academies and on scientific publications. The United Nations have proclaimed the International Day for Women and Girls in Science on February 11 to raise awareness on the large disparity that still exists between men and women scientists and to encourage girls and young women to pursue their interest in scientific disciplines despite the lack of role models. We all gain from the diversity of perspectives created by ensuring that scientists are empowered and can contribute to scientific discourse independently of possibly constraining factors such as geography, gender, class, or ethnicity.

UNESCO is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the event "Closing the Gender Gap in Science: Accelerating Action", which will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on Friday, 9 February 2024, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (CET).

Organized in collaboration with L’Association Fédérative Nationale des Etudiant.e.s Universitaires Scientifiques (AFNEUS), the event will build on the key findings and recommendations that emerged from the UNESCO Global Forum “The Future for Women and Girls in Science” held in June 2023 and will bring together Member States, accomplished and emerging scientists (including the alumnae of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme), stakeholders from the public and private sectors, UNESCO scientific networks and Chairs, as well as students.

Additional information regarding this event can be found here.

Please register here to participate online.

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