Tuesday 14 November 2017 12:15 - 14:00 PA C 88

Exclusively female lunch: Tales of a Computer Pioneer with Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen

By Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen

Lunch Event for female Bachelor & Master students

Assigned to work on the UNIVAC (UNIVersal Automatic Computer) Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen spent thousands of hours helping physician Berni Alder turn his molecular dynamics into computer code to run on LLNL supercomputers
Dear All,
Have you read “Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt? Have you seen the “Hidden Figures” movie by Theodore Melfi (see below)?  Are you interested to meet a truly outstanding representative of the first generation of coders?
Then join us on Tuesday November 14th at 12:15 in room PAC88 during an exclusive female lunch event organized by CECAM, NCCR Marvel and the Equal Opportunities Office where Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen, computer pioneer, will tell you more of her career in breaking through gender barriers and supporting the physics research done at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
For organization purpose, please register HERE.
The event will consist of a presentation in English, between 12:15 and 13:00, followed by informal discussions where you will be able to ask any kind of questions. Sandwiches, coffee and cakes will be offered at the event.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Lidia Favre-Quattropani, Scientific Manager NCCR Marvel,
Sara Bonella, Deputy Director CECAM &
Helene Fueger, EPFL Equal Opportunities Delegate
PS: On Tuesday November 13th, there will be a screening of the “Hidden Figures” movie at 6pm in room CO1. More information will follow in due course.
Mary Ann Mansingh Karlsen will also give a lecture on Thursday November 15th @ 17.30 in CO1 where she will tell us her fascinating story, sharing her experiences as a coder at Livermore over a period of almost thirty years, and providing a unique insight on the scientific and technological development of computer simulation from the early days of molecular dynamics in the late 1950, to the mid 1980s. (more info HERE)


Organization Equal Opportunities Office, NCCR Marvel & CECAM

Contact Chantal Mellier

Accessibility General public

Admittance Registration required