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GENERA Gender in Physics Day

The Faculty of Physics of TU Wien hosts the first Gender in Physics Day taking place in Austria. Advanced registration is required as seating is limited.

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The Faculty of Physics of TU Wien hosts the first Gender in Physics Day taking place in Austria as part of the EU funded project GENERA "Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area" jointly organized with the FWF and Joanneum Research.

This project aims to promote gender equality in physics research organizations through implementing Gender Equality Plans recognizing that physics is a field of science with a persistently poor gender balance and pronounced under-representation of women at all career levels.

The GENERA Gender in Physics Day strives to analyse and discuss the reasons for the prevalent gender inequalities in Physics and possible strategies to promote gender equality in Physics. Leading experts on the topic of gender (in)equalities in physics have been invited to present their research findings and to engage in a discussion with the Austrian community about strategies to improve gender equality.
Among the participants of the Gender in Physics Day are Tomas Brage (Lund University & Fudan University Shanghai), Rachel Ivie (Director of the Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics).

In addition representatives of the Austrian physics community will participate in the panel discussion including Monika Ritsch-Marte (Medical University of Innsbruck), Joachim Burgdörfer (Faculty of Physics, TU Wien), Ulrike Diebold (Faculty of Physics, TU Wien) and Rainer Blatt (Austrian Academy of Science).

Mark your calendar for this event: May 24, 2017 starting at 1pm.
Location: TUtheSky, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna

Advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Please register here on or before May 1, 2017: genera@joanneum.at