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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 February 2019

OPN Column February 2019

What does Gender have to do with Physics? Tomas Brage

A physics professor and expert in gender equity and equal opportunity advises abandoning a purely objective view of science to address bias.

Tomas Brage (6tob4mal/s.s4brd2agq$e@j%fyj3sil#k.j(lum/.sw&ek) is a professor at the Department of Physics at Lund University, Sweden, a steering member of the thematic group for gender of the LERU universities and an expert advisor to several European networks. more

The question posed in the title implicitly raises a “positivistic paradox.” Physics is grounded in an objective, genderless description of reality. Yet the history, classrooms and especially the decision making in physics is dominated by men. How is a subject that seems inherently independent of sex and gender so gendered in its culture? Londa Schiebinger from Stanford University, USA,
author of the book Has Feminism Changed Science?, offers a three-pronged approach to tackling this question: numbers, culture and knowledge. These dimensions are clearly intertwined, not the least in physics, in which culture defines what knowledge is worth searching for—even in “curiosity-driven,” basic science (simply ask whose curiosity drives the research). Download the full article below.
Tomas Brage OPN column February2019
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