Description Worldwide, women constitute a decided minority in the physics community.

There are four main arguments for increasing the number of women in physics:
(i) As with any intellectual activity, physics ought to be inclusive and be practised by a diverse body of scientists.
(ii) In an era when too few good students take up physics, it is especially foolish to be effectively excluding half the student population.
(iii) In the absence of role models, talented girls are less likely to take up physics.
(iv) When there are very few women in physics, these women often face a hostile or unsupportive work environment, that makes it difficult for them to thrive and do good work.

This is obviously a large and multi-faceted problem with complicated societal causes and implications.

We will not attempt to tackle all aspects of these in this short workshop. Our target group is working women physicists from all over the world, with a special focus on developing countries. What we would like to do for these women scientists is:
• Help them establish a worldwide network of women scientists who can provide support,
• advice, and role models.
• Help them build self-confidence (Many studies have shown that a lack of self-esteem • hampers women in their rise up the academic ladder).
• Help them gain the professional skills that they need to succeed in their careers.

The programme will feature inspiring talks by successful women physicists as well as talks on how to develop professional skills such as writing scientific papers and giving talks.
Participants will also give poster presentations on their research work, which will enable them to exchange ideas, network and build scientific contacts. 
Go to day
  • Monday, 16 September 2013
    • 08:00 - 09:00 Registration/Administrative Formalities
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 08:00 Registration/Administrative Formalities 1h0'
    • 09:00 - 09:15 Opening remarks
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Opening remarks 15'
        Speaker: Seifallah Randjbar-Daemi (Acting Deputy Director, ICTP)
    • 09:15 - 09:30 Opening Remarks
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Opening Remarks 15'
        Speaker: Enrico Conte (Director, Office for Education, University and Research of Trieste)
    • 09:30 - 10:30 Women's Careers in Physics: results from the Global Survey of Physicists
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:30 Women's Careers in Physics: results from the Global Survey of Physicists 1h0'
        Speaker: Rachel Ivie (American Institute of Physics, USA)
        Material: abstract slides
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break/ Registration
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 10:30 Coffee Break/ Registration 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:45 Progress and Prospects
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 Progress and Prospects 45'
        Speaker: Young-Kee Kim (The University of Chicago, USA)
        Material: abstract slides
    • 11:45 - 12:45 'The Two Body Problem'
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:45 'The Two Body Problem' 1h0'
        Speaker: Sandro Scandolo, Erika Coppola, Fred Kucharski (ICTP), Loredana Casalis (Elettra Sincrotrone, Trieste), Assunta Vigliante (Bruker AXS GmbH, Germany) (moderator: Elizabeth Simmons (Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, USA))
    • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break
      Location:
      • 12:45 Lunch Break 1h0'
    • 13:45 - 15:00 The whys and hows of publishing your paper in a prestigious physics journal: The perspective of a PRL Editor
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 13:45 The whys and hows of publishing your paper in a prestigious physics journal: The perspective of a PRL Editor 1h15'
        Speaker: Samindranath Mitra (Physical Review Letters)
        Material: slides
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:30 - 17:30 The whys and hows of publishing your paper in a prestigious physics journal: The perspective of a PRL Editor (contd.)
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 15:30 The whys and hows of publishing your paper in a prestigious physics journal: The perspective of a PRL Editor (contd.) 2h0'
        Speaker: Samindranath Mitra (Physical Review Letters)
  • Tuesday, 17 September 2013
    • 09:00 - 09:45 Can we design our career ? How to survive in an unexpected life
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Can we design our career ? How to survive in an unexpected life 45'
        Speaker: Setsuko Tajima (Osaka University, Japan)
        Material: slides
    • 09:45 - 11:30 Women - the tapestries of culture
      Coffee break served during the Workshop
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Cafeteria
      • 09:45 Women - the tapestries of culture 1h45'
        Speaker: Anuradha Narasipur Srinivasan
    • 11:30 - 11:45 Break
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 11:30 Break 15'
    • 11:45 - 12:45 How to Explore Funding Opportunities and Write Successful Grant Proposals
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:45 How to Explore Funding Opportunities and Write Successful Grant Proposals 1h0'
        Speaker: Assunta Vigliante (Bruker AXS GmbH, Germany)
        Material: slides
    • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break
      Location:
      • 12:45 Lunch Break 1h0'
    • 13:45 - 15:15 Learning to Ask: Women and Negotiation
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
    • 15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 15:15 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:45 - 17:45 Learning to Ask: Women and Negotiation (contd.)
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 15:45 Learning to Ask: Women and Negotiation (contd.) 2h0'
        Speaker: Sara Laschever
    • 17:45 - 18:00 Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World - Programmes and opportunities
      Location:
      • 17:45 Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World - Programmes and opportunities 15'
        Speaker: Tonya Blowers (OWSD Programme Coordinator)
    • 18:00 - 18:15 Break
      Location:
      • 18:00 Break 15'
    • 18:15 - 19:30 Poster Session
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 18:15 Poster Session 1h15'
    • 19:30 - 21:00 Workshop Dinner
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Terrace
      • 19:30 Workshop Dinner 1h30'
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:30 How to Combine a Career and Family
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 How to Combine a Career and Family 1h30'
        Speaker: Anna Ceresole (INFN, Italy), Arti Kashyap (Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India), Maria Peressi (University of Trieste), Ivana Vobornik (CNR-IOM, Trieste) (moderator: Natasa Stojic (ICTP))
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffeee Break
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 10:30 Coffeee Break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:15 The String Theory Universe: A EU project in physics with a gender component
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 The String Theory Universe: A EU project in physics with a gender component 15'
        Speaker: Yolanda Lozano (University of Oviedo, Spain)
    • 11:15 - 12:45 Preparing an Effective CV, Part 1
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:15 Preparing an Effective CV, Part 1 1h30'
        Speaker: Elizabeth Simmons (Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, USA)
        Material: slides
    • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break
      Location:
      • 12:45 Lunch Break 1h0'
    • 13:45 - 15:00 Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to present your science to best effect
      Location: Computer Lab. (LB)
      • 13:45 Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to present your science to best effect 1h15'
        Speaker: Alison Hatt (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA) and Sinead Griffin (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
        Material: slides
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to present your science to best effect (contd.)
      Location: Computer Lab. (LB)
      • 15:30 Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to present your science to best effect (contd.) 2h0'
        Speaker: Alison Hatt (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA) and Sinead Griffin (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Thursday, 19 September 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Women in Physics in Africa
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Women in Physics in Africa 1h30'
        Speaker: Iyabo Usman (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa ), Nana Browne Klutse (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), Rabia Salihu Said (Bayero University, Nigeria)
        Material: slides
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:45 Preparing an Effective CV, Part 2
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 Preparing an Effective CV, Part 2 45'
        Speaker: Elizabeth Simmons (Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, USA)
    • 11:45 - 12:15 Concluding session
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 11:45 Concluding session 30'