The first programmer was a woman!"
The Number Enchantress", Augusta Ada Byron King (London, 1815 - 1852), was a mathematician, writer and translator. She glimpsed the workings of modern computers a century in advance.
Devido às suas contribuições revolucionárias, desde 2009, na segunda terça-feira de outubro é comemorado o Dia de Ada Lovelace, dando destaque às mulheres na ciência, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática.
The first person to receive two Nobel Prizes
The Polish Marie Curie (Warsaw, 1867 - 1934) became world-renowned in the scientific community of her time for her contributions in the fields of physics and chemistry.
The consequences of her discoveries impacted the present, with radiotherapy, x-rays, nuclear energy and communication by radio waves, present in antennas, radars, satellites and cell phones.
The Woman Who Discovered Nuclear Fission!
Lise Meitner (Vienna, 1878-1968) delved into the area of nuclear physics and radioactivity, was the scientist responsible for the discovery of the element protactinium and the first person to prove nuclear fission through calculations
In 1977, chemical element 109 of the periodic table was named meitnerium (Mt) in her honor, and since 2000, the European Physical Society has awarded the Lise Meitner Prize to innovators in the field of nuclear physics in Europe.
The scientist who took man to the moon!
Mathematician, physicist and space scientist Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (Virginia, 1918-2020) managed to develop her talent for numbers and complete her training despite the racial segregationist policies of the time.
During her time as technical lead at the agency, she was responsible for calculating the trajectories, launch windows, and emergency return paths of Project Mercury and Project Gemini space travel, including Apollo 11, which resulted in the successful landing of man on the Moon. in 1969.
Discovered the double helix shape of DNA.
Rosalind E Franklin (London, 1920-1958) was responsible for the pioneering studies of molecular biology that led to the discovery of the double helix shape of the structure of DNA.
She dedicated her life as a scientist at a time with few opportunities for women in this field of work. Despite his premature death, his contributions to the studies of biology and medicine still impact today.
The Brazilian scientist pioneer in genetics
Mayana Zatz (Tel Aviv, 1947) came from Israel as a child with her family to live in Brazil, where she became naturalized and developed her studies until she became a scientist in the area of molecular biology and genetics.
Laureate with several important awards, throughout her academic career she has published 377 scientific works and more than 250 articles for laypeople in science, becoming one of the best known Brazilian scientists, both in the scientific environment and the general public.
Astrophysics that studies the origin of the Universe.
Angela Vilela Olinto (Boston, 1961) became world-renowned in the field of astroparticle physics, with an academic trajectory carried out between Brazil and the United States.
Today she is dean and researcher of astrophysics at the University of Chicago. In 2021, she became a member of two of the most important science academies in the USA: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, which, in this year alone, elected 120 members, 59 of them women.
Jennifer Doudna Cate
The first female duo to receive the Nobel Prize!
Jennifer Doudna Cate (Washington, 1964) is the biochemist co-responsible for the creation and development of a genome editing method, together with French researcher Emmanuelle Charpentier.
Both Jennifer and Emmanuelle shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, joining the total of 57 women who received a Nobel Prize, against the total of 873 men already awarded.
The first female duo to receive the Nobel Prize!
Emmanuelle Charpentier (Juvisy-sur-Orge, 1968) is a professor and researcher in microbiology, genetics and biochemistry and has developed her scientific career at research institutions across the country.
Because of their studies and development of a genome editing method, together with researcher Jennifer Doudna, both won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020, reaching the historic milestone of being the first female duo to receive it.
Marcelle Soares Santos
She's discovering the ends of the Universe
Marcelle Soares Santos (Espírito Santo, 1983) has a PhD in Astronomy and Cosmography. Her research works on the investigation of gravitational waves, dark energy and the distance of galaxies.
She contributed to the construction of one of the largest light receivers in the world, used to discover the location of the collision between two neutron stars. Today she works as a professor at Brandeis University, being one of the great names at the forefront of astronomical investigations in the 21st century.
The scientist who “read” the New Coronavirus
Jaqueline Goes (Bahia, 1989) is a biomedical doctor and holds a PhD in Human Pathology. She led the team responsible for sequencing the genome of the New Coronavirus, 48 hours after the confirmation of the first case of COVID in BR.
Jaqueline was also part of the team that sequenced the genome of the Zika virus and carried out studies on HIV. She dedicates himself to the investigation of dengue in his post-doctorate.
The woman who will take us to Mars!
Tiera Guinn Fletcher (Atlanta, 1994) served as one of the main designers and structural analysts on the Space Launch System construction project for NASA, which plans to send people to Mars.
Currently, she also works in schools, giving lectures and organizing meetings to share her knowledge and encourage more young people to enter the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
SAO PAULO'S STATE GOVERNMENT
Sérgio Sá Leitão
Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy
Executive Secretary for Culture and Creative Economy
Chief of Cabinet for Culture and Creative Economy
CATAVENTO CULTURAL E EDUCACIONAL
Sergio Silva de Freitas
Chairman of the Council
Art Direction and Content
Ricardo Pisanelli e Marilia Virgílio Serra
Curation of Educational Content
Ana Lima, Fabio Oliveira, Kaique Bezerra
Thanks to Siemens for the sponsorship that made this exhibition possible, through the Federal Cultural Incentive Law.
Sao Paulo, April 2022.