UN includes Brazilian in list of scientists who shaped the world

Márcia Barbosa is a physicist and researches complex structures of the water molecule.

Brazilian physics Márcia Barbosa está na lista da ONU Mulheres (Organização das Nações Unidas) por sua contribuição à ciência.

is on the UN Women list (United Nations Organization) for her contribution to science.

Márcia researches complex structures of the water molecule. She believes that the molecule’s anomalies may help solve fresh water scarcity problems.

The Brazilian has developed a series of models of water properties that can improve understanding on a wide variety of topics. Among them, how earthquakes occur, how cleaner energy is generated and how to treat diseases. In 2013, she received the L’Oréal-Unesco Award for Women in Science.

The physicist is committed to seeking greater equality for women and girls in the Stem areas. She organized a series of conferences on women in physics, wrote articles on geographic and gender diversity in science, and gave seminars that examined the lack of women in the field.

Among the honorees, Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist. His radioactivity research laid the foundation for modern nuclear science, from X-rays to radiation therapy for cancer treatment. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in two different categories: Physics and Chemistry.

The UN list also includes American Katherine Johnson, South African Kiara Nirghin, Ethiopian Segenet Kelemu, Iranian Segenet Kelemu and Chinese Tu Youyou.


fonte: R7