L’OREAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science
Five exceptional women scientists from around the world will receive the 2015 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Prize in Physical Sciences. The Awards Ceremony, which will take place on 18 March 2015 at the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne University (Paris), will also distinguish 15 UNESCO-L'OREAL International Rising Talents.
Each year, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards ceremony acknowledges the outstanding achievements of five eminent women scientists from all regions of the world.
The Awards promote scientific excellence and the contribution of women to science, in particular in Life Sciences and the Physical Sciences in the service of advancement of knowledge and its impact on society and sustainable development. By giving these female researchers increased visibility, the awards show the way for new generations, encouraging young women to follow their example.
Since the launch of the programme, 82 outstanding women researchers have received the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Prize, two of whom have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.
This Ceremony which will also distinguish 15 International Rising Talents selected among the fellows of the national and regional fellowship programmes aims to promote the work of young women scientists at the doctoral and post-doctoral level and to encourage them to pursue their scientific careers. It is an integral part of a week-long event during which visits to UNESCO Headquarters, the (L’Oreal) Aulnay Advanced Research Centre and the French Academy Sciences are envisaged.