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Ambizione awards for three current and former MUST researchers- Axel Schild, Arianna Marchioro and Dmitry Momotenko
Successful Gender and Science Meeting 2017- 80 participants, lively discussions, and inspiring talks
OSA - Women of Light: A Special Program for Women in Optics, with Ursula Keller
Gender and Science Meeting 2017- organised by the NCCR MUST and RESOLV
STC2017 - Big data in chemistry - Basel- Deadline for registration August 1
Führen in Hochschulen- new book by Springer, including an interview with Ursula Keller by Andrea Eichholzer
Special issue of Chimia - on The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS)
Weizmann Women and Science Awardto Prof. Ursula Keller
An ultrafast X-ray source in a laboratory format- New Science paper by Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten- exhibition in Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg, Sept. - Dec. 2016
Prof. Lesley Cohen, D-Phys, Imperial College, London, UK

Title of presentation: Progress towards Equal Opportunities in the UK Physics Community
Lesley Cohen 13Sept2017

Abstract:
Within the UK the desire to encourage more women into STEM subjects has been the interest of our UK Government with numerous reports produced by the House of Commons over the last decade. In 2007 the UK Physics community initiated by the Institute of Physics, set out a charter called the Juno project, to encourage Physics departments to change their culture around supporting and encouraging women into physics. Shortly thereafter the UK Royal Society launched a project called Athena SWAN, with very similar objectives.  In this talk I will describe these projects and the impact they have had on university culture in the intervening period.

Short biography:
Lesley Cohen is a Professor of Solid State Physics at Imperial College London. Her research interests focus primarily on functional magnetic materials including superconductors, semiconductors and magnetic materials. She is currently the Consul for the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College which is a role involving oversight of appointments and promotion of academic staff across College. She is a recipient of the Imperial College Julia Higgins Award for her contribution to the promotion and support of women in science. In the Physics department she set up and has been involved with the equal opportunities committee for over ten years.
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