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Leading women in Science: Why are we still so few?

Posted By Administration, 03 October 2017
Updated: 03 October 2017
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GENERA Gender in Physics days in Europe

Posted By Administration, 28 March 2017

In general, the physics research community fosters the assumption of being gender neutral. However, despite this, the under-representation of women in physics research is a long-standing and persistent issue. With this in mind, an international Consortium of Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations have engaged in the H2020 GENERA project which aims at continuing, monitoring and improving their Gender Equality Plans customised for the physics research community. The project started in September 2015 and is now half-way through its project life time.

Read the full article on e-EPS.

Tags:  e-eps  Europe  Gender  GENERA  newsletter 

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C. Megan Urry, Peering Into Universe, Spots Bias on the Ground

Posted By Administration, 01 December 2016

C. Megan Urry is a former president of the American Astronomical Society and the first woman to head the physics department at Yale University.

Read the complete article on the website of the New York Times

Tags:  astronomy  Gender  gender bias 

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Why Have a Conference for Women in Physics?

Posted By Administration, 01 March 2016
Read the article by Shobhana Narasimhan on Multiverse, the blog of the ICTP.

Tags:  conferences  gender 

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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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iGIANTS - impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies summit

Posted By Administration, 09 February 2015
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e-EPS: Getting girls into Physics – are we saying the wrong things?

Posted By admin, 26 September 2014

Read the editorial of e-EPS by Averil McDonald. The September issue is on line here.

Tags:  education  Gender 

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New Scientist: five women denied scientific glory

Posted By Administration, 10 April 2014
Read the full article on the News Scientist's website, including Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell's story (pulsar-discoverer and former IoP president).

Tags:  equality  Gender 

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Former ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti to speak today at the United Nations on violence against women

Posted By Administration, 27 March 2014
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EARTO Draft Vademecum on Gender Equality in Horizon 2020

Posted By Administration, 13 March 2014
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