Forthcoming Events

05.09.2022 - 09.09.2022, Iseolago hotel, Iseo, Italy.

News

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 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

OPNMakingPhysicsCoolBJJohnson
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