Awards Stem

Prof. Anamaría Font receives the L’Oréal-Unesco Award

  • Anamaría Font, SO(IFT) Research Associate, has beeen awarded in the 25th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO International Prize ‘Women and Science’

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards are presented every year to five outstanding women scientists – one per each of the following regions: Africa and the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America – in recognition of their scientific accomplishments. Each scientist has had a unique career path combining exceptional talent, a deep commitment to her profession and remarkable courage in a field still largely dominated by men.

In the field of Physics, Prof. Anamaría Font has been awarded this year for her important contributions in theoretical particle physics, in particular to the study of String Theory. Her research has furthered the theory’s implications for the structure of matter and quantum gravity, which is also relevant to the description of black holes and the first instants after the big bang. L’Oréal-UNESCO chose Anamaría Font, from the Central University of Venezuela, among Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Prof. Anamaría Font is Professor of Physics at the Central University of Venezuela and IFT Severo Ochoa Associate Researcher.

In addition to Prof. Font, 2023 laureates include:

  • Professor Suzana Nunes – Professor of Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Professor Lidia Morawska – Distinguished Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Climate, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Director of the International Laboratory for air quality and health
  • Professor Aviv Regev – Executive Vice President and Global Head of Genentech Research and Early Development, Genentech/Roche, San Francisco
  • Professor Frances Kirwan – Savilian Professor of Geometry, University of Oxford