[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The day 11 February 2016 will be difficult to forget for the members of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia. Three major events took place at the same time to make it an ever-remembered day. First, one of the most important
In the summer of 1967, the then PhD student Jocelyn Bell was analysing the records of a new radio telescope at the University of Cambridge when she detected some unusual signs, very slight but regular. One of the options that were being considered at that
PhD in Sociology from the University of London, Capitolina Díaz is a woman with an important academic and professional career. In the past she occupied the positions of Director of the Sciences and Women Unit and General Director of Equal Employment in the Ministry of
New arguments for old stereotypes. That’s how professor Cordelia Fine describes «neurosexism», a term referring to the use of neuroscience to justify traditional gender role models, models that do not include the stereotype of the female scientist. That might somewhat explain the poor presence of
Until relatively recently, women have had problems gaining access to jobs traditionally taken by men such as medicine, professorships and research. Some women, however, like the three given as examples in this article, managed to become pioneers in the most difficult disciplines and areas requiring utmost dedication.
The beginning of science is uncertainty. Many people, however, including scientists, look in science for a system of certainties thus fleeing the unrest that comes hand in hand with questions like how, when, whom and for whom. When it comes to reflect on the relationship
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Anna Veiga is well known for her pioneer work in the field of in vitro fertilisation in Spain. She was the first test-tube baby's scientific «mother» in Spain in 1984. She
Scientific and, particularly, medical discourses have played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the standard model of motherhood envisaged as a vocation in itself, an exclusive task, women’s natural destiny and their self-realisation. Here we explore the origins of this social model