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AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour: call for nominations 2016

Posted By Administration, Monday 2 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:

 

http://www.aip.org.au/info/?q=content/women-physics-lecturer  

 

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

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS 

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:

Email: olivia.samardzic@dsto.defence.gov.au

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

Posted By Administration, Monday 2 November 2015
Updated: Monday 2 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, Monday 2 November 2015
Updated: Monday 2 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.

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Emmy Noether: the woman who invented abstract algebra

Posted By Administration, Monday 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: https://cosmosmagazine.com/physical-sciences/woman-who-invented-abstract-algebra

Tags:  algebra  Emmy Noether Distinction  mathematics 

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Who was Ada Lovelace?

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 13 October 2015
Find out on the Ada Lovelace website: http://findingada.com/about/who-was-ada/

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Institute of Physics: Improving Gender Balance

Posted By Administration, Monday 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 http://www.iop.org/education/teacher/support/girls_physics/improving-gender-balance/page_63795.html

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A portrait of Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, EPS Emmy Noether Distinction 2015

Posted By Administration, Monday 12 October 2015

Discover the EPS Emmy Noether 2015 winner on the website of the French “Women & Science” association: http://t.co/GE8ZtM6x4Y
with other recently distingished women.

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The future of science in the hands of young girls

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 6 October 2015
Read the post on the blog of the International Year of Light 2015: http://light2015blog.org/2015/10/06/the-future-of-science-in-the-hands-of-young-girls/

Tags:  IYL 2015  young physicists 

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EU Prize for Women Innovators- apply now! Deadline 20 October 2015

Posted By Administration, Monday 28 September 2015
The European Commission runs the third edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
 
The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000 and third prize €30 000. The contest is open to all women residing in the EU or associated countries who have founded or co-founded a company across all sectors and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from EU's research and innovation funding.
 
As the deadline for submitting application is approaching (20 October 2015), we would be grateful if you could disseminate this information to potential contestants. A high-level jury will evaluate and select the three winners who will be announced in 2016.
 
Please read the leaflet for more information and visit our website www.ec.europa.eu/women-innovators.
 
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Space Girls Space Women: space through the eyes of women

Posted By Administration, Friday 18 September 2015
Learn about this project supported by the European Space Agency: http://www.spacewomen.org/

Tags:  ESA  space 

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