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Because she’s worth it March 11, 2009

Posted by Sarah in science.
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Continuing the theme of women astronomers winning big prizes, one of this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO awards for women in science was awarded to Brazilian astronomer Prof. Beatriz Barbuy. Barbuy is a professor at the University of Sao Paulo (site in Portuguese) and also currently the Vice-President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Her work in astronomy focuses on the study of chemical abundances in stars and stellar populations thoughout the history of the Universe. Barbuy is also the first astronomer to win this award in its 11-year history. 

Very nice!

A press release from the IAU here.

The official site from L’Oréal is here (web designers, meet usability, you need to talk). 

PS: Thank you L’Oréal for supporting these awards and for doing lots to encourage more women to take up science. I appreciate that. You could help even more by not trying to convince us (us = men and women) all the time that wrinkles and cellulite are bad. Also, stop making false scientific claims in your adverts (here, here).

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1. astropixie - March 11, 2009

hahaha – love the title of the post 🙂

2. Sarah - March 11, 2009

Thanks. Although just spotted that the Guardian used it before for a profile of a laureate a few years ago. Boo.


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