Exhibition on the International Women’s Day
To commemorate the International Women’s day, students from the MPI CPfS and MPI PKS have collaborated to prepare an exhibition about the role of women who made outstanding contributions in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics and Engineering.
The exhibition aims to highlight the important aspects of some scientific discoveries that contributed to the development of the fields above mentioned, and the overshadowed knowledge of the women who made them possible, as well as to provide the historical background around such discoveries. In that way, this exhibition uncovers the history of some of the main female figures, who certainly deserve the qualification of exceptional scientists.
Overall, this aims to be a tribute not only to the brilliant and courageous women presented in the exhibition, but also to many others not presented or who simply were erased from the history of science and have not been recognized yet. Last but not least, this event calls for a reflexion about current issues on gender inequality, which are unfortunately still a reality.
The research at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS) in Dresden aims to discover and understand new materials with unusual properties.
In close cooperation, chemists and physicists (including chemists working on synthesis, experimentalists and theoreticians) use the most modern tools and methods to examine how the chemical composition and arrangement of atoms, as well as external forces, affect the magnetic, electronic and chemical properties of the compounds.
New quantum materials, physical phenomena and materials for energy conversion are the result of this interdisciplinary collaboration.
The MPI CPfS (www.cpfs.mpg.de) is part of the Max Planck Society and was founded in 1995 in Dresden. It consists of around 280 employees, of which about 180 are scientists, including 70 doctoral students.