Forthcoming Events

05.09.2022 - 09.09.2022, Iseolago hotel, Iseo, Italy.


MUST2022 Conference- a great success!
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Wörner, Chergui, and Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland

OPN Column April 2016

OPN Column April 2016

Gender and Science in South Korea, Junga Hwang and Hyunjoo Kim

Junga Hwang, Senior Scientist, at the Korean Astronomy and Space Institute and Hyunjoo Kim, postdoc, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern talk about gender inequality and pursuing a career in science in and out of South Korea.

In the view of both Junga and Hyunjoo, gender inequality in the sciences is not a problem that belongs solely to South Korea. It’s a common problem, in varying degrees, worldwide. The two scientists stress that women need to support each
other, share their success stories, and be more assertive about their career goals; and that mentors and parents need to be more encouraging to female students who want to major in science and technology.

It’s not easy to identify an exact cause or a specific solution to the gender inequality problem for women in science,  but there is tremendous value in seeing how individuals encounter, challenge and overcome this issue while pursuing their careers. Here, two
women scientists from South Korea reflect on their experiences: Junga Hwang trained for her career and remained in South Korea, while Hyunjoo Kim left her native South Korea to pursue a career in Germany and Switzerland. (Download full article below)

GenderscienceSouthKoreaOPN 04 16
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