In her inaugural lecture today, professor Tatiana Filatova will talk about ‘Changing climate – Changing behavior’ and the importance of including social science in climate change policies. ‘To create true resilience, we can’t just change the physical infrastructure. We need to keep the social aspect in mind, because people don’t always make optimal and rational decisions.’
Looking at Tatiana Filatova’s resume, you see a story of a successful and respected scientist. And she is, but – most of all – she is a fighter. ‘It hasn’t always been easy, there was even a moment when I was ready to quit my career, but I am driven by my passion for science. Even when odds aren’t on my side, I remember the message that I grew up with: ‘You never stop, you never give up. If you know what you want, everything is possible.’
Drie UT’ers - Bas Borsje, Tatiana Filatova en Loes Segerink - zijn genomineerd voor het New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2016. De prijs wordt sinds 2015 jaarlijks uitgereikt aan het grootste wetenschappelijke talent in Nederland of Vlaanderen.
Since the 29th of March 2016, Tatiana Filatova is officially a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), a group of the top young scientists in the country. As such, she hopes to influence the research funding policy and to initiate a national evaluation of the tenure track system.