Freitag, 05. Oktober 2018, 17:00 - 20:00 iCal

1st AcademiaNet-Club in Vienna

An initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna and WoChem – Women in Chemistry, University of Vienna

Joseph-Loschmidt-Hörsaal, Fakultät für Chemie
Währinger Straße 42, 1090 Wien


AcademiaNet ( is an internet portal hosted by the Robert Bosch Stiftung featuring profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines. The project is run in cooperation with Spektrum der Wissenschaft and the Nature Publishing Group. AcademiaNet-Clubs (AN-Clubs) provide an opportunity to meet up and network.


The 1st AN-Club in Vienna invites interested female scientists from all disciplines to participate in our public session. Join us!


17:00 Welcome & Introduction: Leticia González, Professor for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, AcademiaNet Member and Coordinator of AN-Club Vienna

17:10 "The tragic destiny of Mileva Maric Einstein": Pauline Gagnon, Physicist, author and blogger

What were Albert Einstein's first wife’s contributions to his extraordinary productivity in the first years of his career? A first biography of Mileva Marić was published in Serbian in 1969 but remained largely unknown despite being translated first in German, then in French in the 1990’s. The publication of Mileva and Albert’s love letters in 1987 revealed how they lived together while two recent publications shed more light on Mileva Marić’s life and work. I will review this evidence in its social and historical context to give a better idea of her contributions. In this presentation, I avoid all types of speculation and do not denigrate Albert Einstein, but rather strictly stick to known facts to unravel her story. The audience will be able to appreciate why such a talented physicist as Mileva Maric has been so unkindly treated by history.

18:10 AcademiaNet Slam Session

19:15 Social drinks

Closing at 20:00


Fakultät für Chemie


Lena Yadlapalli
Dekanat, Fakultät für Chemie