Radiation. Nuclear fission. Frequency hopping.
A play about women and research
presented by www.portraittheater.net
at CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation
Directed by Sandra Schüddekopf, with Anita Zieher
For over 20 years, CERN has made an effort to attract more women to scientific careers and enhance the gender balance of its workforce. In addition to structural measures, these efforts range from outreach activities for schoolgirls to participation in high-level panel discussions on the topic. Today, the CERN Diversity Office, in cooperation with the Education, Communication and Outreach group, is happy to announce a play celebrating the achievements of three exceptional women in the field of science and technology: double Nobel Prize laureate Marie Curie (1867-1934), who discovered radioactivity, Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and Viennese Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), the inventor of frequency hopping.
The play "Curie_Meitner_Lamarr_indivisible" focuses on their areas of research and their passion for their work, and also features anecdotes about their lives, achievements and the obstacles they faced. Complemented by music and videos starring three girls, the play asks pertinent questions and is an entertaining portrait of extraordinary women in history.