“Women in Physics: Past, Present, and Future” is a conference that marks International Women’s Day 2013. The conference is aimed at a broad audience, including university students, faculty in physics and science, faculty in the humanities and social sciences interested in gender issues, and members of the general public.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.” This event will bring together historians, philosophers, and social scientists who study women in science, as well as physicists from inside and outside of Perimeter Institute. Discussions will highlight the important contributions women have made in physics, and there will also be a focus on exploring the current situation of women physicists and how these scientists may be better supported in their field of study. This conference broadly considers the culture of physics and the important roles that both men and women have in assuring that this culture helps boys and girls, and men and women, who aspire to be scientists, to flourish.
“Women in Physics: Past, Present, and Future” will focus on successes and challenges faced by women in physics at various stages of their career. Two plenary speakers will address the culture of women in physics and the current environment for women within the field. Speakers and panelists will include female physicists in academia and industry, as well as researchers from the social sciences who focus on women in science and technology. The goals are to highlight the achievements of women in science, to help encourage current female students in physics, to catalyze conversations, and to foster collaborations to create a strong community of women in physics.
Registration for this conference is now closed.
If you are planning on driving to Perimeter Institute, you may park in the Bauer parking lot on Father David Bauer Drive across the street from the Waterloo Recreation Complex. A parking permit is not needed.
Sponsorship for this conference has been provided by: