Carolina Ödman-Govender


Carolina Ödman-Govender studied physics engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before completing a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. After a research post in Italy, she joined Leiden University in the Netherlands to develop Universe Awareness, an award-winning international astronomy education programme. She is one of the co-organisers of the astronomy workshops exploring the frontiers between technology and astronomy, from education to research. She is currently associate scientist with SKA Africa and works on various science for development projects. She is also lead scientist in a South African startup and a proud mum of two.


Motherhood in a World of Men


Motherhood is as old as our existence. It is sometimes taken for granted, sometimes missed, sometimes condemned. Other times, it is politicised or reduced to a medical condition. It is a profound individual journey of love and the fundamental gender difference that polarises our roles in society.

With an understanding of the science behind motherhood and a perspective from the heart, can we learn something to make the world a better place for men, women, and children? My sons have taught me so.

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