Emilie du Chatelet: brilliant scientist and fashion icon – heroines of science

Émilie du Chatelet demonstrated, unusually for the time, that a woman in a beautiful dress could also be a scientific genius. Physicist Frank Verstraeten and narrator Céline Brockert talk about the life and work of Émilie du Chatelet in this episode of Science Heroines. You will notice that it is difficult for them to hide their love for Emily.

About the speakers

Frank Verstraete is Lee Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Physics at Ghent University. In 2018, he received the prestigious Franke Prize, the most important scientific award in Belgium, for his contribution to quantum mechanics.

Céline Brockert is a theater director and writer.

Celine Brockert and Frank Verstraete wrote the book together.Why no one understands quantum and everyone should know something about it‘.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In our podcast “Science Heroines” we look for researchers who have had a significant impact on the scientific world or the personal careers of active scientists.

Megan Vasquez

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