2016: Female Scientists Come into the Arcaded Courtyard

Since 1880, important male scientists are commemorated with monuments in the arcaded courtyard. The intervention “The Muse Has Had It!” and two other, temporary art installations remind us since the late 2000s that only one woman is among the commemorated scientists: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach received a memorial plaque. This changes in 2016. Three different artists create permanent monuments for seven female scientists in the arcaded courtyard. The psychologist Charlotte Bühler, the social scientist Marie Jahoda, the physicists Berta Karlik and Lise Meitner, the archaeologist Grete Mostny, the linguist Elise Richter and the mathematician Olga Taussky-Todd are finally acknowledged in the arcaded courtyard.