Every year on February 11th, we are reminded of the essential role that women and girls play in the field of science. This International Day of Women and Girls in Science brings a flurry of messages to our inboxes and social feeds, highlighting the invaluable contributions of female scientists. At DT-GEO, we cherish these contributions deeply. However, we believe that the recognition and celebration of female scientists should not be limited to a single day.

An Ongoing Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Understanding the importance of continuous acknowledgment, the DT-GEO Equality and Diversity Committee is taking a step further. Following the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are excited to announce the launch of a brief survey. This initiative invites you, our valued community, to share your stories and experiences with female scientific pioneers. We are looking to spotlight those whose work has not only advanced the field of geophysics and supercomputing but has also paved the way for future generations. Whether these pioneers are part of the DT-GEO project or shine in other areas, whether you’ve met them personally or have been inspired from afar, we want to hear from you.

Your Stories Matter

By participating in this survey, you’re not just sharing a story; you’re contributing to a larger narrative that celebrates and recognizes the critical role women play in science. These stories are not merely tales of individual achievement but are testaments to the collective progress we aim to foster within our community and beyond. They remind us that diversity in science not only enriches our research but also deepens our understanding of the world.

Join Us in This Initiative

In a month, we will be sharing your submissions and our collective calls to action on the DT-GEO official website. This is more than an invitation to contribute; it’s a call to join us in reinforcing our commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the scientific community. Your story could be the spark that inspires others, the recognition that empowers a future leader, or the acknowledgment that celebrates unsung heroes.

We warmly encourage you to share with us a story about a woman in science whose work has significantly impacted you or the field. Let’s ensure that the achievements of women in science are celebrated every day, not just once a year.

Share your story now and be a part of this pivotal movement towards a more inclusive and diverse scientific world.


Leonardo, the world-class supercomputer inaugurated in Italy

After being listed among the four most powerful in the Top500, the Leonardo supercomputer, which will play a significant role in EU projects like DT-GEO, was inaugurated in Bologna (Italy) and will be operational from April 2023.

Italy looks to the future with the inauguration of the Leonardo supercomputer, the fourth most powerful in circulation in the Top500 on a global scale. Located in the Bologna outskirts, the supercomputer, capable of performing millions of billions of operations per second, was officially inaugurated at the Technopolo in the Emilia capital. With the inauguration of the Leonardo supercomputer, the European Euro HPC (High-Performance Computing) project enables the European Union to pool resources to strengthen the Community’s impact on digital transformation, scientific research and the economy.

The new supercomputer, capable of performing almost a billion operations per second, will be a leading European infrastructure for high-performance scientific computing and will make it possible to meet new research challenges also in the earth sciences and the development of services for a society based on the use of the latest generation of supercomputers. These include scientific assessments of seismic, volcanic and tidal events.

Such research is being developed within the framework of several European projects, including ChEESE (Centre of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth) for urgent computing services for early warning and risk assessment in the event of natural disasters, eFlows4HPC (Enabling dynamic and intelligent workflows in the future EuroHPC ecosystem), which aims to develop HPC procedures for an emergency response to disasters, Geo-INQUIRE, to monitor and model dynamic processes within the geosphere at new levels of spatial and temporal detail and accuracy, the new Centre for Computational Geosciences recently set up by INGV and funded under PNRR, and, of course, DT-GEO.