Women in Science

The virtual exhibition WOMEN IN SCIENCE was conceived to bring to light women who have been and are working in a significant way for scientific research and development.

Museu Catavento

Ada Lovelace (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Ada Lovelace

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.

Ada Lovelace, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Marie Curie (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Marie Curie

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.

Marie Curie, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Lise Meitner (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Lise Meitner

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

Lise Meitner, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Katherine Jhonson (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Katherine Johnson

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.

Katherine Jhonson, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Rosalind Franklin (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Rosalind Franklin

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.

Rosalind Franklin, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Mayana Zatz (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Mayana Zatz

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.

Mayana Zatz, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Angela Olinto (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Angela Olinto

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.

Angela Olinto, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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 (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

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.

Jennifer Doudna Cate, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Emmanuelle Charpentier (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Emmanuelle Charpentier

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.

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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 (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

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.

Marcelle Soares Santos, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Jaqueline Goes de Jesus (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Jaqueline Goes

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 Goes de Jesus, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

Tiera Fletcher (2021) by Manu CunhasMuseu Catavento

Tiera Fletcher

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.

Tiera Fletcher, Manu Cunhas, 2021, From the collection of: Museu Catavento
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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.

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SAO PAULO'S STATE GOVERNMENT



João Doria 
State governor
Sérgio Sá Leitão 
Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy​
Cláudia Pedrozo 
Executive Secretary for Culture and Creative Economy​
Frederico Mascarenhas 
Chief of Cabinet for Culture and Creative Economy​


CATAVENTO CULTURAL E EDUCACIONAL ​​

​​Sergio Silva de Freitas ​​
Chairman of the Council
Alberto Lima
Executive Director

Art Direction and Content​​

Ricardo Pisanelli e Marilia Virgílio Serra​​
Curation of Educational Content​
Ana Lima, Fabio Oliveira, Kaique Bezerra ​​
​Virtual Project​
Pedro Jackson​
Illustrations​​
Manu Cunhas ​​
Sponsorship
Siemens

Thanks to Siemens for the sponsorship that made this exhibition possible, through the Federal Cultural Incentive Law.

Sao Paulo, April 2022.

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