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“Women in Physics, why so few?“

Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf will give a talk to this topic. Please register until 25 January, 2011.

Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf

Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf

Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf

Do women do research differently from men? Is the productivity of female researchers judged differently from that of their male colleagues? Do women judge success differently? I shall discuss these three questions based on comparative studies carried out in Europe, U.S.A. and Japan concerning the peer-review system, the number of papers published by male and female researchers and the behavior during job interviews. I shall comment on how female scientists view themselves and how others view them, as well as on how family and work influence each other for scientists of both sexes. Based on the trends which emerge from these studies, I shall also suggest some measures to be taken to ensure that women stay in physics.

Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf works at the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.


Please register until 25 January, 2011:
Manuela Marik
T: +43-1-58801-13405

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 11.00 h
Place: Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Applied Physics, Sitzungszimmer (DC05E22), Tower C (red), 5th floor, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Vienna