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Public Lecture: Piedad de la Cierva and the Silenced Legacy of Women in the CSIC

February 8 @ 18:30 20:00

  • Carmen Gómez-Fayrén de las Heras, a predoctoral researcher at the IFT, will deliver an informative talk about the life of Piedad de la Cierva, the only female member of the CSIC at its inception.
  • The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the IFT.

Piedad de la Cierva Viudes was a pioneer scientist from Murcia, and the only woman member of the CSIC in its first constitution. Throughout her career she studied various subjects such as radioactivity and optics.

Other pioneering women like her, and also men, were harshly silenced due to the context of the time, leaving a muted footprint in their respective fields of work.

The talk will be given by Carmen Gómez-Fayrén de las Heras, grandniece of Piedad de la Cierva herself and predoctoral researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics UAM-CSIC.

The aim of this talk is to pay tribute to all those women who suffered discrimination and repression at the time.

The talk (in Spanish) will start at 19:00 at the IFT auditorium and will be preceded by a coffee at 18:30.

Instituto de Física Teórica UAM-CSIC