Marie Skłodowska Curie was born one 7 November 1867, 150 years ago. She is, probably, the most known woman in science. She is the only one that many people can identify and remember, the only one who won two Noble prizes: one in Physics (in 1903, for the discoveries on radioactivity) and one in Chemistry (in 1911, for the discovery of radium), and the first and only woman (for many years) who participated at the Solvay Conferences (the most famous one in1927, in the picture).
At the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on June 26 in Barcelona and was chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, Gabriel M. Silberman was appointed new General Director. The incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a new member of the Foundation was also approved.
The L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Program opens the call for its 2017/18 Research Awards. In this edition, five prizes will be awarded, each of 15,000 €, to the Research Centers that support the projects developed in the center by Spanish women scientists during the year 2018.