Meet our #NCCRWomen!
Embark on a fascinating journey through the evolution of language! Five of our #NCCRWomen will introduce you to their research and personal experience in science.
Unraveling the biological foundations of language, its evolutionary past and the challenges imposed by new technologies would not be possible without a unique transdisciplinary approach. And we could not make our NCCR possible without our female researchers who constitute 50% of our community. This is why we are proud to be part of this #NCCRWomen campaign and we hope to inspire women from all around the world to never hesitate engaging in research.
07.06 | Nicole Tamer, linguist (PhD Student), University of Zurich "I would have never thought that I would work in science because I was lacking female role models when I was younger"
08.06 | Jessie Adriaense, comparative psychologist at the University of Zurich "You cannot ask animals how they feel. So we really need to find these non-invasive methods, that measure as closely as possible an animal's mind."
09.06 | Alessandra Rampinini, neuroscientist at the University of Geneva "With my job I can contribute to the puzzle of understanding the human mind through the workings of a bunch of brain cells that I can’t even see…"
10.06 | Andrea Grütter, Linguist at the University of Lausanne "The work that I do is something completely personal because I’m a Swiss person, I’m multilingual and I’m working with Swiss and multilingual data"
11.06 | Paola Merlo, Professor in Computational Linguistic "I am fascinated by the fact that something as uniquely human as language can be described mathematically, and that we can teach computers to discover this structure on their own."
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About the Campaign #NCCRWomen
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, NCCR Evolving Language joined forces with the other National Centres of Competences in Research to introduce you to some of the women working at Swiss research institutes. From Women’s Day on March 8th to October 31st – the 50th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in Switzerland – our female colleagues will be showing you who they are, what they do and why they are doing it. A video will be released every weekday and will introduce you to a different woman working at a Swiss research institute for one of the NCCRs.