Henrietta Swan Leavitt was the astronomer who discovered the relation between the variable brightness of stars and their pulsation periods, a mechanism the laid the foundation for estimating cosmic distances. Although her contributions were crucial for the further advancements in astronomy, she did not receive any public recognition of her achievements during her lifetime. The mathematician Gösta Mittag-Leffler tried to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1926, however Henrietta already had died four years earlier in 1921.
Are you planning to take part in the next phase of Horizon 2020 programme. Here we list some key resources showing how gender fits into the six societal challenges prioritized in the H2020 programme for 2016-2017. They will help you identify key research question and methods for analyzing gender issues relevant to health, food, energy, transport, climate change and environment, and inclusive societies.
Health, demographic change and wellbeing
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