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VII EPS Forum Physics and Society: “Getting the Diversity Balance Right in Physics”

By e-EPS. Published on 23 May 2016 in:
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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.

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Spring 2015 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Anna Fontcuberta i Morral

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 28 July 2015 in:
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It is a great pleasure to announce that the Spring 2015 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Prof. Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Institut des Matériaux, EPFL, Switzerland. Prof. Fontcuberta i Morral has made pioneering contributions to the physics of semiconductor nanostructures and their applications in mesoscopic physics and energy harvesting.

After a PhD in Materials Science at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), and a postdoctoral contract at the California…

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Editorial – Getting girls into Physics – are we saying the wrong things?

By Averil McDonald. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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We are all keen to engage more girls in physics. And, certainly in the UK, there have been initiatives and large amounts of money thrown at this problem for the past 30 years. Yet the percentage of girls taking physics up to age 18 and as undergraduates has remained stubbornly at about 20%. We can only conclude that everything we have tried has made NO difference to the uptake of physics by girls.

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EPWS Paris Conference 2014

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 May 2014 in:
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The European Platform of Woman Scientists [EPWS] Conference “New Perspectives on Women Scientists Careers in Europe” will be held on 11 June 2014 in Paris, France.

In 2003, the EPWS was created as an international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of more than 12.000 women scientists in Europe and beyond.

The EPWS brings together networks engaged in promoting women scientists as well as…

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Colloquium Women, Science and Technology

By Claudine Hermann. Published on 28 April 2014 in:
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The colloquium Women, Science and Technology held in Poitiers, France, from 27-28 January 2014, focussed on the diagnosis of gender issue at a regional scale and on the perspectives and impacts on practical experience from the national and European stakes. It was co-organised by French association Femmes & Sciences, a member of the European Platform of Women Scientists [EPWS].
On 27 January 2014, the colloquium, with an audience of 300 attendees, ended with the signature of the “Regional Convention for Equality between girls and boys, women and men in the all-life -long education system” by…

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Structural Change in Promoting Gender Equality in Research

By Els de Wolf. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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On 21-22 November 2013, the International SAPGERIC conference on “Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research” took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference was organised by Vilnius University Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council. Two issues were central to all presentations and discussions about the gender equality in research: awareness and accountability of the leadership in European research and visibility through…

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IUPAP invites women to attend conferences

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics [IUPAP] launched for the second year a grant programme to fund the attendance of women in conferences or schools.

Up to 14 grants between $700 and $800 are available. Only women physicists from Eastern Europe or developing countries may apply. Due to limited funding, those who have received a grant in the past, under this program, are not eligible for a second grant…

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EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics

By Ana Proykova. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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It is a great pleasure to announce that the winter 2013 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Dr. Alessandra Gatti, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies [IFN-CNR], Como, Italy.

The distinction was awarded to Alessandra Gatti for her contributions to physics – the introduction of concepts of quantum images, spatial entanglement, and quantum entangled images in the beginning of the nineties. “These concepts contributed in a substantial way to the birth of a new field – quantum imaging” reads…

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Science: it’s a girl thing

By Gilles Laroche. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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On 21 June 2012, the European Commission launched its brand new EU–wide campaign “Women in Research and Innovation”. Under the slogan “Science: it’s a girl thing”, the first phase of the campaign aims at encouraging girls aged 13-18 to embrace a scientific school curriculum.

Women are still under-represented in research at a time when Europe needs more researchers to foster innovation and bolster its economy. The goal of the campaign “Science it’s a Girl Thing” is to attract young…

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The second European Gender Summit 2012 – Agenda for exellence

By Ana Proykova. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The meeting was held in Brussels, 29-30 November 2012. It brought together top-level researchers, science leaders, and policy makers. The summit aimed at developing a systematic implementation strategy to advance the EU policy on gender equality in science, as part of the three major policy initiatives – HORIZON 2020, European Research Area, and Innovation Union.

Over 400 participants from 30 countries, representing over 200 science institutions and other organizations…

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European Physical Society launches women’s award

By Ana Proykova. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society is pleased to announce a new quarterly award celebrating women in physics. The excellence award, which is to be presented by the EPS Gender Equality in Physics Committee, will be given in recognition of female physicists who show excellence in research and mentoring.

Nominations for the award may be made by any EPS member. The nominee, however, need not be a member of the society. To put forward a candidate, please email the following information to the EPS Secretariat…

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Manifesto on the Gender Dimension in Research

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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Interested parties are encouraged to sign the Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation. The manifesto discusses potential actions to enhance research and innovation by addressing gender equality issues.

The manifesto follows on from the European Commission public consultation on the green paper “What actions should be taken at EU level to further strengthen the role of women in science and innovation?”, which received 300 responses…

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