Emmy Noether Lecture on June 15 @FAU

On June 15, 2023 at 6 p.m. the officers for equal opportunities for women in science and the arts at FAU invite you to this year´s Emmy Noether Lecture, in which Professor Dr. Maria Rentetzi, Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies at FAU, will give a talk on the topic “Seduced by Radium: How Radioactivity Entered the Bedroom”.

The lecture explores how radium, a radioactive chemical element, found its way out of the laboratory to become an easily accessible and widely used commodity of everyday life. This story goes far beyond health and safety issues, and includes the exploitation of men and women alike.

Emmy Noether (1882-1935) was a mathematician and founder of modern axiomatic algebra, and also one of the first women to study in Erlangen. The lecture series commemorates the day the female scientist completed her postdoctoral habilitation and finally succeeded in being recognized as a Privatdozentin, obtaining her hard-fought authorization to lecture at a university on June 5, 1919. The annual Emmy Noether Lecture aims to raise the visibility of the scientific expertise of women in all subject areas.

Please register for the lecture by June 1, 2023 via e-mail to gender-und-diversity@fau.de.

Please find here the flyer of the Emmy Noether Lecture 2023.