The history of science is dominated by men, right?
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Leading astrophysicist and award-winning champion of women in STEM, Jo Dunkley, comes to the Library to refute the idea that female scientists were on the sidelines of scientific history, playing little part in key discoveries.
In conversation with Patricia Fara, Cambridge historian of science and author of A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in World War One.
Join us to celebrate these unsung Leonardo da Vincis.
Jo Dunkley is Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, where she teaches the enormously popular introductory astronomy course. Earlier in her career, Dunkley was part of the science team for NASA’s WMAP space satellite and she now works on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Dunkley has been the recipient of many awards, including the Maxwell Medal, the Fowler Prize for Astronomy and the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2016 she won the Royal Society’s prestigious Rosalind Franklin award for her research in the cosmic microwave background and her innovative project to support and encourage girls studying physics.
Patricia Fara is a Fellow of Clare College Cambridge and a regular contributor to In Our Time. Her books include the prize-winning Science: A Four Thousand Year History as well as Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment and A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in World War One.
Image: Jo Dunkley © Suki Dhanda