Pope promotes work of female scientists with Vatican appointments
Pope Francisco Give Clarity of women’s work In the world of science as evidenced by the latest appointments of experts including Two Nobel Laureates, as members of Pontifical Universities deal with these specialties.
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The Vatican today announced his appointment as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Emmanuel Marie Charpentier, founder and director of the Max Planck Pathology Unit in Berlin.
Charpentier, born on December 11, 1968 in Juvisy-sur-Orge (France), specialized in biology, microbiology, biochemistry and genetics in 2020, together with Professor Jennifer Anne Doudna, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of CRISPR technology Cas9 genome editing method.
In the past weeks, Francis has appointed three more women as members of the Pontifical Academies.
Among them, a new member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences is anthropologist Mbilene Pearl Sithole, a professor at Phuthaditjhaba University, South Africa, who has also worked on development and political management for rural areas at the Human Sciences Research Council. In 2011, she received the Women in Science Award from the South African Department of Science and Technology for her work as a sociologist.
On August 2, the Pope also incorporated the Canadian scientist into the Academy of Sciences Donna Theo StricklandShe is 62, and she studies optical physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo.
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In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1985 invention, along with Gérard Moreau, amplifying chiral laser pulses, ultrashort, high-intensity light pulses with lasers that are used in millions of eye surgeries.
Besides the Canadian, the Dutch Pope appointed Eoin Fleur van Dyschoek as a member of the Academy of Sciences in Latter Days, and Professor of Molecular Astrophysics at the Leiden Observatory (Netherlands).
Van Dishoeck, born on June 13, 1955 in Leiden (Netherlands), is since 2018 an honorary member of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging and her research refers to the interstellar medium, molecular clouds; The evolution of element physics and chemistry during the formation of stars and the planetary system.
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