Dr Ides Wong on 18th century polymath Wang Zhenyi

July 25th, 2023

Explore the life of Wang Zhenyi with Dr Ides Wong in the latest episode of Infinite Women.

Ides is a program manager here at the Australian e-Health Research Centre. She hasn’t always worked in digital health, though — she has a diverse background, with professional and personal pursuits spanning both the sciences and the arts.

That’s partly why she was drawn to the story of Wang Zhenyi. The 18th century Chinese scholar defied societal constraints to become an accomplished astronomer, mathematician and poet. She was also a strong advocate for equal opportunities for women.

Head to Spotify or the Infinite Women website to dive into the lives of two successful, socially conscious, and multi-faceted women in STEM.

Dr Ides Wong speaking to a group of female science students.