IFIC’s Meitner Project announces the winning works in the contest for young people on female pioneers in astrophysics or nuclear or particle physics

The Meitner Project team, the science and gender dissemination initiative of the Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC, CSIC-UV mixed centre), has made public the winning works of the III Edition of its Express-Arte ConCiencia contest, to promote the knowledge of pioneering scientists in astrophysics, nuclear or particle physics.

The winning works are an image representing the American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (made at the IES Enric Valor of Pego); a video with the scientific contributions of the first Egyptian nuclear physicist, Sameera Moussa (from IES Doctor Peset Aleixandre, Section La Coma, Paterna); and a text that recovers the life of the American physicist Elizabeth Riddle Graves, from the IES Ricardo Marín Ibáñez de Cheste.

In the multidisciplinary contest aimed at secondary school students and training cycles that has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), 52 works have participated between the modalities of image, video and text, among which image has been the most chosen by the students, who come from educational centres throughout Spain.

, from IES Enric Valor of Pego represents the American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon. It is entitled Oh, sigues una bona xica, besa’m, in honour of the mnemonic rule that the scientist invented to remember the sequence of letters with which she was able to classify the stars according to their temperature: "Oh, Be A Fine Girl - Kiss Me " (the letter O corresponds to the hottest stars and M to the coldest). The author of the work is the student Júlia Siscar Doménech and the work has been supervised by Professor Ramón Siscar Miralles.

VÍDEO 15 , from the IES Doctor Peset Aleixandre, from the La Coma Section, Paterna), entitled Con ella, Sameera Moussa Videoclip, recognises the scientific contributions of the first Egyptian nuclear physicist, Sameera Moussa. This is a work coordinated by Professor Adrián Miralles Alonso and carried out by the students Emilio Silva Torres, Saray Vargas Torres, Nayeli Vicente Mateu, África Alcázar Alcalá, Yumalay Moreno Bermúdez, Moisés Jiménez Amador, Paula Molina Asins and Nadia Medina Junquero.

TEXTO 6 is the winning work in text, which for the second consecutive year has been awarded to the IES Ricardo Marín Ibáñez de Cheste, with a work supervised by Professor Sara Segura Redón and written by students Erik Giménez Coll and Izan Giménez Coll. It is the original work El niño que recordó, with which its authors recover the life of the American physicist Elizabeth Riddle Graves through an emotional text.

In addition, from the winning works, the jury has made a selection of the 18 best works that will be part of a physical exhibition called "Pioneras" , the first part of which will open next Saturday, May 6 at Expociencia , the science fair organised annually by the Science Park of the University of Valencia. The selected works will be presented during the gala and will be awarded with a copy of the book Proyecto Meitner. Una historia de ciencia y traición , by Robert Marc Friedman. Additionally, all works will receive a diploma as a thank you for their participation and effort.

Awards Ceremony Gala

The awards ceremony is scheduled for next Saturday, May 6, during the Expociencia fair. In addition to collecting prizes, it will be possible to access the informative activities aimed at all audiences organised by the IFIC and the rest of the research centres on campus. The event will be held in person and telematically so that all participants and interested people from the national territory who cannot attend in person can attend. The winning works will be awarded the prize of an El Corte Inglés card worth ¤500, which the centres will be able to use to spend on educational material.

The jury

The jury of this III Edition of the Express-Arte ConCiencia contest has been made up of Mario Cuesta, screenwriter, director and writer; Ángela Molina, head of communication at IFIC; Carlos Ramón, artistic director; Rebecca Collins, investigative artist; Fani Grande, writer, screenwriter and communication expert; and Olga Mena, IFIC scientific researcher, as secretary. More detailed information can be found on the contest website.

Voting for the contest has been divided into two phases. A first, popular on social networks, where the 20 works best valued by the public in each modality have been selected. And a second, with the vote of a specialised jury made up of varied profiles ranging from the scientific field to communication and different artistic areas.

Meitner Project

" Meitner Project. Remembering Lise Meitner " is a project promoted by the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), which has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) - Ministry of Science and Innovation. With it, the IFIC intends to recover and revalue the contribution of the great pioneers of Nuclear and Particle Physics through the figure of Lise Meitner.