Trailblazers in Science

Today is International Women’s Day. On this occasion Newcastle’s Discovery Museum opens an exhibition with the title Trailblazers – a celebration of remarkable women in science. The Guardian reports about the opening and some women, “who have made a significant contribution to the science, technology and mathematics (STEM) industries”.

Find more portraits of successful women in science in our library:

Apotheker, Jan [Ed.] European women in chemistry 2011 70 K 129
Byers, Nina [Ed.] Out of the shadows : contributions of
twentieth-century women to physics
2006 70 K 136
Hinkle, Amber S. [Ed.] Successful women in chemistry 2005 70 K 137

“What comes after the PhD?”

Minerva-FemmeNet and „WiBB – Wissenschaftlerinnen in Berlin und Brandenburg“ invite you to a panel talk about scientific careers. Among the panelists are Martin Wolf and Lorraine Daston.

What comes after the PhD? Is it possible to plan a career “in academia”?

Monday, October 29, 2012 – 5pm
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin

Poster (pdf)

Women in physics: A tale of limits

This is the title of an article published in Physics Today (February 2012) by Rachel Ivie and Casey Langer Tesfaye (Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics).

“A newly completed survey of 15 000 physicists worldwide reveals that women physicists still do not have equal access to the career-advancing resources and opportunities enjoyed by their male colleagues.”

The paper is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1439 [only for subscribers].