The Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics was established in February 2013 to enhance the recognition of noteworthy women physicists with a strong connection to Europe through nationality or work.
The European Physical Society has established the Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics to:
- bring noteworthy women physicists to the wider attention of the scientific community, policy makers and the general public;
- identify role models that will help to attract women to a career in physics.
The scope includes personal achievements in areas such as research, education, outreach and industry.
The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2016 (Spring/Summer) was given to Dr. Eva Monroy for playing a key role in the field of nitride semiconductor nanostructures. With her brilliant research and teaching activities, she is a model for women scientists.