rom 18 March to 10 April, millions of travellers passing through our Paris airport terminals have the opportunity to see an exhibit organized in partnership with the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO: ‘Women in science have the power to change the world’.
Thierry Bouët exhibit in the Paris airports
Aéroports de Paris has played an active role in the For Women in Science programme since 2005. Aéroports de Paris' cultural advocacy includes promotion of French artists, and especially photographers.
This exhibit presents the portraits of five 2016 prize winners by Thierry Bouët, known for his portraits and photojournalism.
‘I particularly sought the same quality of light, the same lighting signature, to portray all women in the same light’, Bouët explains in his video interview (in French). ‘It had to be a light that, rather than glamorize them as icons, emphasized their unique personalities’.'exposition de Thierry Bouët dans les aéroports parisiens
The L’Oréal Foundation: Taking a stand ‘For Women in Science’
Since its inception eighteen years ago, the L’Oréal–UNESCO For Women in Science programme has honoured 92 laureates who have stood out for the excellence of their scientific work. It has further supported 2,438 young women scientists—or potential future scientists recognized for their talent.
This year, an international jury of thirteen well-known figures in the international community of scientists selected the five laureates. These brilliant researchers have each in their own way made the world a better place. By offering new solutions and answers to essential questions, their discoveries have had a major impact on society and the standard of living for people around the world.
From 18 March to 19 March 2016
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Andréa Gamarnik: Professor, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Fundación Instituto Leloir, CONICET, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Biological Sciences/Virology « For her seminal discoveries on how mosquito-borne viruses reproduce and cause human diseases, particularly Dengue Fever.”
Jennifer Doudna: Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, UNITED STATES of AMERICA Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology “For her game-changing discovery, alongside Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, of a versatile DNA editing technique to “rewrite” flawed genes in people and other living organisms, opening tremendous new possibilities for treating, even curing, diseases.”
Emmanuelle Charpentier: Professor, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Hannover Medical School, GERMANY Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology “For her game-changing discovery, alongside Professor Jennifer Doudna, of a versatile DNA editing technique to “rewrite” flawed genes in people and other living organisms, opening tremendous new possibilities for treating, even curing, diseases.”
Quarraisha Abdool Karim: Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, SOUTH AFRICA Medicine and Health Sciences/Women’s Health “For her remarkable contribution to the prevention and treatment of HIV and associated infections, greatly improving the quality of life of women in Africa.”
Hualan Chen: Professor, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin, CHINA Biological Sciences/Veterinary Sciences “For her outstanding research into the biology of the bird flu virus, leading to the development and use of an effective vaccine.”
Copyright: © Thierry Bouët
And right now, you can also enjoy the Louvre's exhibition entitled At the Louvre, Tous les voyages sont au Louvre, at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and discover our l'Espace Musées and its exhibitio Paris 1900 at the Petit Palais museum.