VII EPS Forum Physics and Society
"Getting the Diversity Balance Right in Physics"
26-28 October 2016, Institute of Physics, London, United Kingdom
The VII EPS Forum Physics and Society will take place from 26-28 October 2016 at the Institute of Physics in London, United Kingdom. It is organised by the European Physical Society in collaboration with the Institute of Physics.
Details on the venue can be found at: http://www.forumphysicsandsociety.org/venue.
An optional visit to the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, is organised on Wednesday 26 October 2016.
The on line registration will open soon.
The VII Forum will focus on the perennial problem that is faced by many member countries, namely the lack of girls studying physics beyond age 18 and the lack of women working, particularly at the higher levels, in physics related careers.
The following topics will be discussed:
- How different is the diversity problem in physics across Europe?
- How can employers gain business advantage by recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce?
- How can informal learning encourage under represented groups to study physics?
- How important are families and schools in supporting under represented groups into physics careers?
The meeting will welcome Keynote and Invited Speakers. Registration fees of 300€ (for regular) and 200€ (for students) include meals (lunch for both dates, coffee breaks and sessions).
More information can be found on the website of the FPS.