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 June 2015

OPN Column June 2015

Women in Physics in South Africa: Are We There Yet?, Iyabo Usman

Physics lecturer and researcher Iyabo Usman discusses the challenges to achieving gender equality in physics education and careers.

Research has shown that a nation’s rapid socio-economic development depends on the caliber of its women. In Africa, it’s challenging for women to obtain the same education as their male counterparts; especially in science careers. Social influences, religious and cultural beliefs, and political and economic problems all hinder their success. One national initiative to help increase the number of women in science is Women in Physics in South Africa (WiPiSA). Each year, WiPiSA awards grants to female academics to boost undergraduate students’ interest in physics careers. Iyabo Usman argues that a few significant changes in attitude and behaviour might mend a broken academic system, stopping the loss of dozens of talented women and fortifying our scientific leadership with new blood.

Iyabo Usman
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