Picture a Scientist

Screening and online panel discussion

As a campaign to promote Equality and Diversity gains momentum in several ENS departments, its supporters are organizing an online screening in April of the ground-breaking film ‘Picture a Scientist.’ Open to all students and faculty, it will be followed by a panel discussion with guests including Marc Mézard, Director of ENS-PSL.
Picture a Scientist - film poster
Picture a Scientist - film poster

‘Picture a Scientist’ chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.


How to sign up for the event (screening and panel discussion on April 15):
If you are a member of the ENS and PSL communities, you can register for the screening and the panel discussion through this link.
The film can be watched in the days preceding the panel discussion on April 15. The panel discussion will take place online, from 14:30 – 16:00 CEST, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions to our panellists. The panel consists of the following guests:
•   Marc Mézard (Director of ENS-PSL);
•   Françoise Combes (Professor in astrophysics at Collège de France, recent winner of the L’Oréal Award as Woman of the Year, CNRS golden medal in 2020);
•   Sonia Garel (Professor of Biology ENS and Collège de France);
•   Nicolas Coltice (Professor of Geosciences ENS, co-initiator ‘Did this really happen’);
•   Nadine Halberstadt (Research Director at CNRS/LCAR in Toulouse, President of the Association « Femmes et Science »);
•   Thomas Breda (Associate Professor at Paris School of Economics)

Mis à jour le 23/2/2023