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Thereza Paiva

Thereza Paiva is a Physics Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research is focused on studying emergent states of matter. The initiative “Tem Menina no Circuito”, which she co-founded with physicists Elis Sinnecker and Tatiana Rappoport, won the 2022 Nature Inspiring Women in Science Award. The initiative provides social inclusion to low-income girls through science.