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 December 2019

Some Inspiration for Future Professors - book published by Elsevier, May 2019

Book review: a recently published book by Anna Garry explores the experiences and accomplishments of 23 women professors

As the outreach officer for the National Center for Competence in Research Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Anna Garry has had occasion to talk to many exceptional women in academia, and she felt that their stories warranted a wider audience. To this end, Garry published a book, “Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors: The Many Routes to Career Success,” earlier this year. In the following lightly edited interview excerpts from Garry’s book, she shines a light on the achievements and unique career experiences of three women professors: OSA Fellow Ursula Keller, OSA member Rachel Grange and 2019 OSA Ambassador Clara Saraceno.

Insights and Recommendations
In the process of interviewing 23 impressive professors, Garry found that each woman navigated a different route to success. Still, Garry identified three commonalities: an unstoppable internal drive, an openness to new opportunities and resilience in the face of challenges, and a supportive network. She also found that women professors tend to face gender-specific challenges to their
careers, such as the dual-career problem and unconscious bias. To conclude her book, Garry collected insights and
recommendations from her interviewees on how to pursue a professorship, a job that many women in the book described as “the best in the world.”


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