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UDLA holds a conversation with María Teresa Ruiz, National Prize for Exact Sciences, to promote the training of female scientists

UDLA holds a conversation with María Teresa Ruiz, National Prize for Exact Sciences, to promote the training of female scientists

The University of the Americas will bring together students from the university's three campuses with María Teresa Ruiz, a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton and the first woman to receive the National Prize for the Exact Sciences in 1997. She was also the first scientist to observe a solitary floating brown dwarf in 1997; This is an object of intermediate mass between giant planets and low-mass stars, and was called “Kelú” (“red” in Mapudungún).

On this occasion, the students will discuss the discoveries made by the speaker and will analyze the numbers of women studying science today in Chile, as well as those who have received the National Science Prize and have contributed to society in this field. knowledge. Afterwards, there will be space to ask the guest questions about her life as a scientist and suggestions will be made for educational situations that encourage women's participation in careers related to the scientific field.

The conversation is titled: How do we train female scientists? It will be hybrid in nature, next Wednesday, March 20, at 10:00 am at the Aula Magna UDLA Santiago headquarters, located at República 71.

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