The activities in Spain are gathered under the name “11defebrero” and can be found in the webpage https://11defebrero.org/. A group of ICMAB women participate in the play “Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers”, in which different scientific women meet at Madame Châtelet’s palace and explain their live and their discoveries.
The play will be performed at IES Pere Calders Highschool and at the L’Escoleta School, both at Campus UAB.
The scientists that appear are: Émile du Châtelet, Hypatia, Trota of Salerno, Beatriu de Pinós, Maria Sibylla Merian, Ada Lovelace, Nettie Stevens, Rosalind Franklin, Vera Rubin and Margarita Salas. The piano player is Hildegard of Bingen. Other scientists mentioned in the play include Caroline Herschel, Mary Anning, Lise Meitner, Irène Joliot-Curie, Barbara McClintock, Dorothy Hodgkin, Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Rachel Carson, Gertrude Elion and Rita Levi-Montalcini.
Did you know any of these scientists?
You can follow this initiative in the Instagram account @madamechatelet2017.