La Science taille XX Elles

16 Jan. 2023

Exhibition from January 16 to March 17, 2023

The exhibition "La Science taille XX Elles", created by the CNRS and the association "Femmes & Sciences", celebrates the role of women scientists through 16 portraits of female scientific talents from the Île-de-France.

This exhibition pays tribute to women scientists and aims to encourage girls, as well as boys, to become the protagonists of tomorrow's science and research.

Photographed by Vincent Moncorgé, a professional photographer, who knows the research world inside out, these portraits are intended to be a little offbeat : a scenography outside of the laboratory, each profile featuring an emblematic object. Short sentences on the state of mind of the portrayed women challenge and complete their name and their job.

Find here the catalog that comes with this exhibition.

Come and discover the portraits of these women scientists in the Library foyer

Free access, weekdays 8:30am-9pm,
Saturday 9am-4pm
School vacations 10am-4pm (weekdays only)
CNRS / Femmes & Sciences
© Vincent Moncorgé


"Polytechnicienne", the documentary celebrating 7 inspiring women, X graduates sharing the same interest in science (directed by Pauline Pallier, production : Magneto TV and École polytechnique, executive producer : Juliette Bot)

  • Anne Duthilleul-Chopinet (X1972), valedictorian and senior civil servant
  • Sonia Fliss (X2000), teacher-researcher at ENSTA Paris
  • Christel Heydemann (X1994), General Manager of the Orange Group
  • Laurence Jacques (X1988), Managing Director of EcoXtract
  • Anne-Marie Lagrange (X1982), astrophysicist
  • Aude Nyadanu (X2011), founder and director of the start-up Lowpital
  • Dominique Senequier (X1972), president and founder of Ardian