Every word counts

Talk The Female da Vincis with Jo Dunkley

The Female da Vincis with Jo Dunkley

© Suki Dhanda

Key facts

Genre: Talk with live subtitling


The history of science is dominated by men, right?

Leading astrophysicist and award-winning champion of women in STEM, Jo Dunkley, hosts an evening which refutes the idea that female scientists were on the sidelines of scientific history, playing little part in key discoveries.

Join us to celebrate these unsung Leondardo da Vincis.

Jo Dunkley is Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, where she teaches the enormously popular introductory astronomy course. Earlier in her career, Dunkley was part of the science team for NASA’s WMAP space satellite and she now works on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Dunkley has been the recipient of many awards, including the Maxwell Medal, the Fowler Prize for Astronomy and the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2016 she won the Royal Society’s prestigious Rosalind Franklin award for her research in the cosmic microwave background and her innovative project to support and encourage girls studying physics.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText


Event details

Fri 7 Jun 2019, 7:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

Book now

Venue details

British Library
Knowledge Centre
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council