Although it is slowly changing, the world of science is not very diverse. That is why Amsterdam Light Festival, together with lighting company iGuzzini, want to pay tribute to three important women in science. The line drawn portraits of these three scientists are - very appropriately - projected on the facade of the academic hospital Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. The symbols used in the portraits are a hint to the field of women. For example, the sun has been essential for Mária Telkes (HU / US, 1900-1995), a pioneer in solar energy research who succeeded early in storing solar heat. Rosalind Franklin (GB, 1920-1958) discovered the structure of our DNA in 1952, but unfortunately the Nobel Prize for this was awarded to her colleagues after her untimely death. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (FR, 1947) identified the HIV virus in the 1980s as the cause of AIDS and has been researching drugs and a vaccine ever since.
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