Alícia Casals, head of IBEC’s Robotics group and one of the researchers included in the exhibition “16 Catalan Women Scientists” (16 científiques catalanes), will take part in a round table discussion with other participants on 14 December entitled “Women, Society and Science: Breaking the glass ceiling”.
The touring exhibition, which is on display in the tower of the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) until 22 December, was inaugurated at the Centre Civic les Corts in February this year and aims to bring the success of women from all walks of science to the attention of the general public. Other women profiled include astronomer Carme Jordi, physicist Lourdes Vega, oceanographer Marta Estrada and archaeologist Assumpció Vila. The exhibition was also the subject of Ràdio 4’s L’Observatori programme on 10 December.
The inaugural conference earlier this year, “Professional Life and Personal Life”, was organised by Alícia and included a talk by IBEC PhD student Ester Añón. The exhibition is organized by the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) and the UPC with the support of the Generalitat.
The round table discussion will take place at 18.00 on 14 December in the Auditori Antoni Caparrós of the PCB, and everyone is welcome.