The ScienzaSocietàScienza Association awarded the 2022 Woman of Science Award to Professor Giulia Manca for the following reasons:
“for his research activity testified by hundreds of scientific publications in the field of particle physics, an activity he has carried out and is carrying out at Fermilab in Chicago and at CERN in Geneva; for having won, in 2015, a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, the European Union body which funds excellent researchers and, having access to a permanent position as professor in any Italian university and in many European universities, has chosen Sardinia, making an important contribution to the research and development of the University of Cagliari, INFN and the Region of Sardinia; for her attention to the intermediation between research and science dissemination and to the problem of gender equality.”
The ScienzaSocietàScienza Association awarded the 2022 Young Woman of Science Award to Dr. Maura Pilia for the following reasons:
“for the excellent academic and research path at national and international level, in particular for the participation in the CERN LHCb project and in two projects that determine a very important impact on the territory: the ARIA Project linked to the DARKSIDE experiment and the Einstein Telescope Project.
The 2022 Young Woman of Science Prize is awarded to Dr. Maura Pilia as an example for future generations of Sardinian female scientists as, after a course of study in various Italian and European universities, she returned to Sardinia and made her skills available his land, carrying out her research through the Sardinia Radio Telescope, the Sardinian telescope, which is located in Gerrei, his homeland. The researches that Maura Pilia carries forward concern the Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts. These are frontier researches that have contributed to developing the technology of the Sardinian radio telescope and to forge new collaborations for the development of instruments for the astronomy of the future. Maura Pilia combines her research work with teaching and dissemination activities. In the latter sector, in particular, we note the creation of a virtual reality game for the search for pulsar or FRB-type signals involving high school students.”