Eszter Dudás, 2021 L'Oreal Unesco awardee for women & science

Eszter Dubás, doctor of the Institute of Physics of Rennes, is among the 35 "young talents" winner of the award l’Oréal-Unesco for women and science. Rewarded for her work on the modelling of the exoplanets atmosphere, it's also her inspiring career which is highlighted.

Eszter Dudás
  1. Modelling the atmosphere of distant giant planets is uncovering the origin and the formation of the exoplanets
  2. A inspiring story toward a greater representation of women in the scientific area

Modelling the atmosphere of distant giant planets is uncovering the origin and the formation of the exoplanets

Eszter Dudàs has an impressive history. Top athlete, she first found interest in mechanical engineering and physics within this environment.

Indeed, passionate and brilliant in her professional triathlete career (she was awarded a gold medal in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapour), it’s through her racing bike that she found interest in the continual optimization of her machine performance and its aerodynamics.

After theoretical studies at the University Műegyetem of Budapest, she decided to spend her Erasmus cursus in Spain and then in France, doing an internship in the prototyping factories of Audi as she went by.

Then, on the occasion of an internship on the optimization of spacecraft propulsion as part of the CNES programme of initiation to aerospatial research Perseus, she decided to pursue her laboratory astrophysics thesis within the Institute of Physics of Rennes. A thesis she will share in the form of a comic book by participating to the 2019 event “Sciences en Bulles” and in 180 seconds as part of the eponym event.

Intrigued and urged by her will to uncover the origin and the formation of the exoplanets, Eszter Dudás is trying to help astrophysicists to better understand the atmosphere of those stars in orbite around other stars than our sun.

In this regard she studies the behaviour of very high temperature gaseous environments and with laboratory experiments, she contributes to the validation of a mathematical modelling of the giant gaseous planets atmosphere, thanks to the progress of infra-red astronomy. 

The 7th of october, at the outcome of her work, she then received in Paris the award “Young talents” for women and science. A prize rewarded every year by Unesco and l’Oreal foundation. With this award, the former University PhD will be able to fund her future research, with the help of a 15 000 € grant. She’ll also benefit from a leadership training programme.

A inspiring story toward a greater representation of women in the scientific area

The unusual path of this Hungarian physicist, doctor of University of Rennes 1, is a source of inspiration, especially for young girls. Through the “Young Talents France Awards”, launched in 2007, the Foundation l’Oreal, in partnership with the Unesco support the young scientifics in Rennes so that she can acquire the skills and confidence necessary to overcome gender inequality, break the glass ceiling and contribute to scientific progress.

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