Forthcoming Events

02.06.2019 - 06.06.2019, Centro Congressi Abruzzo Berti Hotels", Silvi Marina (TE), Italy
17.06.2019 - 21.06.2019, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) at DESY , Hamburg, Germany
21.06.2019 - 26.06.2019, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Fabrizio Carbone and Ursula Keller (with Sasha Landsman and Cornelia Hofmann)
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Rachel Grange Automated super-resolution polarimetric nonlinear microscope (PolarNon)
Majed Chergui wins RSC Liversidge Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Peter Hamm, Majed Chergui, Urs Staub, Steve Johnson, Jörg Standfuss and Gebhard Schertler
The FP-RESOMUS Grant Agreement- now signed by the ETH Zürich and the European Commission
Cluster of Excellence RESOLV extended- our partner in FP-RESOMUS and the biannual Science and Gender Meetings

OPN Column February 2014: Reflections in Diversity

Making Physics Cool, Getting past misconceptions to get young minorities interested in Physics,
by Brandon James Johnson, has a master’s degree from Stanford University and is a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. He is the NSBE 2014 Convention Planning Committee Chair.

Brandon Johnson outlines the situation in inner city schools in the US for minority pupils and the restricting stereotypes that make young black men reluctant to consider careers in physics or science.
He explains how the "Cool Pose" culture, a term coined by psychologist Richard Majors, an educational pyschologist, can alienate young people and cause them to lose opportunities.
He outlines a number of important factors: teachers as role models in school; finding out what is cool to students and integrating it into science programs; emphasizing real world applications from science in the school curriculum

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