El programa L’Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women in Science’ ha reconegut en la seva quinzena edició la tasca de cinc científiques, entre les quals s’inclou Jezabel Curbelo, investigadora Ramon y Cajal i professora del Departament de Matemàtiques de la UPC.
The awards are an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the French cosmetics multinational L’Orèal. Under the slogan ‘The world needs science, science needs women’, the aim of the programme is to promote the visibility of women in science and encourage scientific careers among young women.
Jezabel Curbelo is attached to the Department of Mathematics and teaches at the School of Mathematics and Statistics (FME) and the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB).
She was recognised internationally in 2015 when she received the Donald L. Turcotte Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for her doctoral thesis on instability in geophysical flows in convection, in recognition of contributions in the field of non-linear geophysics. She is the only Spaniard who has received this award to date. She has also receive the Vicent Caselles mathematics research award from the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society in 2015, and the Antonio Valle Award for young researchers of the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA) in 2020.