Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
L'Oréal and UNESCO honour outstanding female scientists
October 10, 2022
As part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO funding program "For Women in Science," Dr. Eteri Svanidze of the MPI CPfS Dresden was honored along with three other female scientists for their contribution to research and development.
At the award ceremony at the French Embassy in Berlin, more than 100 guests from politics, science, society and business honoured the achievements of the four female scientists from Dresden, Frankfurt am Main and Tübingen. Nobel laureate Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier gave the key note lecture.
The L'Oréal-UNESCO support program "For Women in Science" was launched internationally in 1998 and adapted for Germany in 2006. It is supported by the German UNESCO Commission and L'Oréal Germany, in cooperation with the foundation of Nobel Prize winner Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. Nationally, a total of 49 female scientists have already received awards. Since 2022, the funding program "For Women In Science" has been under the personal patronage of the Federal Minister of Education Bettina Stark-Watzinger.
We warmly congratulate Dr. Svanidze on this honour.
Congratulations to Claire Donnelly, who was awarded the IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award for “For excellent work on developing x-ray techniques for imaging magnetic structures in three dimensions”.
Uri Vool was awarded a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is an independent group leader at the MPI-CPfS, and will use the grant to explore novel superconductors by integrating them into hybrid quantum circuits.
Maia G. Vergniory, a researcher in our department of Solid State Chemistry, has recently been elected as APS Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS) for her pioneering work developing a new theory known as Topological Quantum Chemistry that has allowed to identify thousands of new topological materials.
A team of researchers from MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids and the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in collaboration with researchers from Switzerland and Spain has reported the first observation in a structurally achiral crystal, the Kagome superconductor CsV3Sb5. Their work has been published in the current issue of Nature.