Solvay 1927 - Trento 2017: women and physics
90 years after the famous photo of the Solvay conference was taken, depicting 28 men scientists and one single woman, Marie Skłodowska Curie, the University of Trento and the Italian Physical Society present a different point of view: a new picture showing 28 women physicists and one man. Significant progress was made since Marie Skłodowska Curie’s times to improve the representation and the careers of women in physics. Yet, a lot more can be done starting by giving women more visibility. That was one of the topics of the conference of the Italian Physical Society in Trento
The purpose of the initiative was to give visibility to the women working in physics in Italy, and to raise awareness on the importance of female role models in scientific settings.
The picture was taken in the court of Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico Fabio Ferrari by Giovanni Cavulli on the initiative of the University of Trento and the Italian Physical Society (SIF). It marks the end of a session on the scientific careers of women that was part of the conference.
Attached is the picture taken today with the list of depicted physicists (the women and the man) and a short bio.
First row, from left: Cinzia Giannini, Anna Di Ciaccio, Guido Tonelli, Monica Colpi, Antigone Marino, Chiara La Tessa, Patrizia Cenci, Luisa Cifarelli, Beatrice Fraboni
Second row, from left: Simonetta Croci, Daniela Calvo, Lidia Strigari, Silvia Picozzi, Alessandra Gugliemetti, Alessandra Rotundi, Angela Bracco, Olivia Levrini, Speranza Falciano
Third row, from left: Elisa Molinari, Marina Cobal, Roberta Ramponi, Francesca Vidotto, Silvana Di Sabatino, Silvia Tavazzi, Nadia Robotti, Clementina Agodi, Edwige Pezzulli, Sara Pirrone, Marta Greselin