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Female scientists in Light Science exhibition in Alicante

Posted By Administration, 24 November 2015
The exhibition can be seen at the Universidad de Alicante in Alicante, Spain from 23 November to 22 December 2015:

Tags:  exhibition  International Year of Light 2015  IYL 2015 

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References on Women in Science

Posted By Administration, 23 November 2015

Find a list of references on women in science on the website "Advancing women in science":
This website presents practical information on developing a scientific career, with a special emphasis on women scientists, in conjunction with Weizmann Institute’s policy to support women in science.

Tags:  Weizmann Institute 

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ALICE Matters: focus on Alessandra Fantoni, period run coordinator for October

Posted By Administration, 12 November 2015
or how crossing one road may determine your life.
An interview of the physicist Alessandra Fantoni from INFN to read in the November 2015 issue of ALICE Matters.

Tags:  ALICE Matters  CERN 

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A portrait of a young physicist: Barbara Marchetti

Posted By Administration, 09 November 2015

The EPS newsletter e-EPS publishes short portraits of successful young physicists showing that physics is not reserved only to men.

Barbara Marchetti is a young Italian scientist who after having obtained a PhD in Physics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2011 and a Post Doc position in Germany, is now Primary Investigator of the linac for SINBAD, a project hosted at DESY in Hamburg.

Read the full article on the e-EPS website.

Tags:  e-eps  EPS EOC  Equal Opportunities 

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AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour: call for nominations 2016

Posted By Administration, 02 November 2015

The Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lecture Tour celebrates the contribution of women to advances in physics. Under this scheme, a woman who has made a significant contribution in a field of physics will be selected to present lectures in venues arranged by each participating branch of the AIP.  Nominations are currently sought for the AIP WIP Lecturer for 2016. We are seeking a woman working overseas who:


       has made a significant contribution in a field of physics research

       has demonstrated public speaking ability

       is available in 2016 to visit Canberra and each of the six Australian State capital cities and surrounding regions.


Presentations will include school lectures, public lectures and research colloquia, subject to negotiation with the various AIP branches and their contacts. School and public lectures are expected to be of interest to non-specialist physics audiences, and to increase awareness among students and their families of the possibilities offered by continuing to study physics. University lectures will be presented at a level suitable for the individual audience (professional or graduate). Air/surface travel and accommodation will be provided.


Nominations should be sent via email to the AIP Special Projects Officer (see information below) via the nomination form available from the Women in Physics Lecturer page of the AIP website:  


Self-nomination is welcomed, as are nominations from branches or employers/colleagues.


1. Completed WIP Lecture Tour nomination form (accessible via the web site listed above) 

2. Information requested on the nomination form include the following:

·      Nominee’s name and contact details

·      a detailed record of presentations to the general public, schools and media

·      a brief statement of the research area of interest to the nominee

·      an outline of the nominee's significant contributions to physics

·      references to key publications in which these contributions were presented (via curriculum vitae

·      evidence of the nominee's ability to give a lecture which will excite an enthusiastic response in senior secondary and undergraduate students. (NOTE: this requirement must be adequately addressed in order for the nominee to be considered for selection)

·      Self-nominations should include names of two referees who can attest to the ability of the nominee to give lectures appropriate for the target audience. 

Closing Date: Monday 30th November 2015

Applications and nominations should be sent by email:


Tags:  AIP  Australian Institute of Physics  call 

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IOP conference on gender explores how to open more doors in science

Posted By Administration, 02 November 2015
Updated: 02 November 2015

Gender still has a major influence on the subjects young people choose to study, particularly physics, but such stereotyping is not insurmountable, according to a report launched by the IOP on 20 October at the Opening Doors Conference.

Read the full article on the website of the IOP.

Tags:  conference  gender  IOP 

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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Woman of the Year 2015

Posted By Administration, 02 November 2015
Updated: 02 November 2015
The Prudential Women of the Year Award for Lifetime Achievement has been won by astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Read the complete article on the website of Women of the Year.

Tags:  award 

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Emmy Noether: the woman who invented abstract algebra

Posted By Administration, 19 October 2015
Mathematician Emmy Noether was a genius who laid the basis for a new approach to physics. By Katie Mack on the COSMOS website:

Tags:  algebra  Emmy Noether Distinction  mathematics 

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Who was Ada Lovelace?

Posted By Administration, 13 October 2015
Find out on the Ada Lovelace website:

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Institute of Physics: Improving Gender Balance

Posted By Administration, 12 October 2015
The Improving Gender Balance (IGB) project is part of the Stimulating Physics Network, an IOP project funded by the Department for Education to develop the teaching and learning of physics in secondary schools. More info at

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