Description
Worldwide, women constitute a decided minority in the physics community. One of the goals of this Workshop is to bring together women physicists from all over the world (with a special focus on developing countries), so that they can share their thoughts and learn from each other's experiences. Another goal is to offer “mini-workshops” that deal with the various “non-academic” skills that are needed to succeed in a career in science, that male physicists often acquire through the old boys' network, but that women, being more isolated and thus lacking mentors, may find harder to pick up.

In addition to hearing from successful female scientists who will share their thoughts and experiences, there will be sessions on topics such as how to write a CV, how to give oral presentations, how to write scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, the art of negotiation in an academic environment, and how to try to achieve a balance between the demands of career and family. There will also be a scientific poster session, and several opportunities for informal discussion.

The Workshop is primarily aimed at women early in their scientific career (e.g. postdocs and junior faculty members), but we will consider applications from all women in physics.

This is the second offering of such a career development Workshop at ICTP; the first was held in September 2013.

ORGANIZERS:
Shobhana NARASIMHAN  (JNCASR, Bangalore, India)
Elizabeth H. SIMMONS  (Michigan State University, U.S.A.)

LOCAL ORGANIZER:
Erika COPPOLA  (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)


TENTATIVE LIST OF SPEAKERS:
J.Bell-Burnell (Oxford, U.K.)
N. Binggeli (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
S. Biswas (JNC, Karnataka, India & ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
T. Blowers (OWSD,Trieste, Italy)
L. Casalis (Elettra-Sincrotrone, Trieste, Italy)
R. S. Chivukula (MSU, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.)
A. Dabholkar (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
M. Gopalakrishna (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai & Parivarthan    
     Counselling Training & Research Centre, Bangalore)
S.M. Haile (Caltech, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.)
A. Hassanali (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
S. Narasimhan (JNCASR, Bangalore, India)
M. Peressi (University of Trieste, Italy)
E. Simmons (MSU, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.)
A.N. Srinivasan (Sindelfingen, Germany)
A. Vigliante (AV Technology, Silicon Valley, U.S.A.)
Go to day
  • Monday, 12 October 2015
    • 08:15 - 09:00 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES
      Adriatico Guest House - lower level 1
      (opposite the Eklund Laboratory)
    • 09:00 - 09:15 OPENING REMARKS - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      Fernando QUEVEDO - Director, ICTP
      
      Organizers:
      Erika Coppola (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
      Elizabeth Simmons (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
      Shobhana Narasimhan (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India)
      
    • 09:15 - 13:45 Morning Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Women in Physics: Context, Challenges and Changes 30'
        LIVE-STREAMING
        Speaker: Elizabeth SIMMONS (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
        Material: Link Slides Statistics
      • 09:45 Coffee break 45'
      • 10:30 Ice Breakers 1h15'
        Speaker: Facilitator: Maitri GOPALAKRISHNA (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India)
      • 11:45 Keynote Talk: Women in Physics: The Perspective from Britain 1h0'
        LIVE STREAMING
        Speaker: Jocelyn BELL BURNELL (University of Oxford, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 13:45 - 18:00 Afternoon Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:15 Workshop: Talking Comfortably about Yourself and Your Science 2h0'
        Speaker: Facilitator: Tonya BLOWERS (OWSD, Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Workshop: Preparing a Strong C.V. - Part I 1h15'
        LIVE STREAMING
        Speaker: Facilitators: Elizabeth SIMMONS & Sekhar CHIVUKULA (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
  • Tuesday, 13 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Keynote Talk: From Schoolgirl in Ethiopia to Professor in America 1h5'
        Speaker: Sossina HAILE (Steele Laboratories, CALTECH, Pasadena, U.S.A.)
      • 10:05 "WORLD CAFE" format discussion - "My Cultural Identity" - a challenge or chance that defines the quality of my access to "good" physics 1h30'
        Note:  Location for this is AGH Cafeteria
        
        Coffee to be served during the discussion
        Speaker: Facilitator: Anuradha SRINIVASAN (Sindelfingen, Germany)
      • 11:45 Panel Discussion on How to Pick A Research Problem 1h15'
        Moderator:  Sekhar CHIVUKULA (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
        Speaker: Panelists: Sossina HAILE, Loredana CASALIS, Ali HASSANALI & Atish DABHOLKAR
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 14:00 - 17:45 Afternoon Session
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 14:45 Elsevier Awardees Session - Screening of short film on the Awardees for 2015 - introduced by Nicole LEGHISSA, followed by discussion 1h30'
        Moderator:  Tonya BLOWERS (OWSD, Trieste, Italy)
        
        NOTE:  Location for this is the Leonardo da Vinci Building, Budinich Lecture Hall
        
        LIVE STREAMING
        Speaker: Ylann SCHEMM, Nashwa E.M. ABOALHASSAN, Mojisola O. ADENIYI, Rabia S. SAID & Mojisola R. USIKALU
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Coffee break 15'
      • 16:30 ICTP COLLOQUIUM: What Pulsars do for (and to) Physics 1h0'
        Note:  Location for this is the Leonardo da Vinci Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
        
        LIVE STREAMING
        
        Followed by Buffet Reception
        Speaker: Jocelyn BELL BURNELL (University of Oxford, U.K.)
  • Wednesday, 14 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 13:45 Morning Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Making the Transition from Academia to Industry 45'
        Speaker: Assunta VIGLIANTE (Sirius X-ray Solutions GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany)
      • 09:45 Workshop on Preparing an Effective C.V. - Part II 1h0'
        Speaker: Facilitators: Elizabeth SIMMONS & Sekhar CHIVUKULA (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
      • 10:45 GROUP PHOTO & Coffee break 30'
        to be taken outside on the terrace, weather permitting
      • 11:15 Panel Discussion on How to Combine a Career and Family 1h30'
        Moderator:  Nadia BINGGELI (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
        Speaker: Panelists: Jocelyn BELL BURNELL, Sananda BISWAS, Erika COPPOLA, Riccardo FARNETI & Ali HASSANALI
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 13:45 - 20:45 Afternon Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 13:45 Group A: Workshop on Challenges in the Workplace 1h30'
        Speaker: Facilitator: Maitri GOPALAKRISHNA (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Group A: Workshop continues 1h45'
      • 17:30 Break 45'
      • 18:15 POSTER SESSION & RECEPTION 2h30'
        to be held at the Adriatico Guest House - lower level 1
  • Thursday, 15 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 13:45 Morning Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Workshop: How to Write Without "Tearing Up" 1h15'
        Speaker: Anuradha SRINIVASAN (Sindelfingen, Germany)
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Workshop: How to Publish Without Perishing 1h15'
        Speaker: Shobhana NARASIMHAN (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Workshop on Negotiation - Part I 45'
        LIVE STREAMING
        Speaker: Facilitators: Elizabeth SIMMONS & Sekhar CHIVUKULA (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
        Material: Essay - Chairs Essay - Faculty Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch break 45'
    • 13:30 - 18:15 Afternoon Session
      • 13:30 Elsevier Awardee session continues 1h0'
      • 14:30 Group B: Workshop on Challenges in the Workplace 1h30'
        Speaker: Facilitator: Maitri GOPALAKRISHNA (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Group B: Workshop continues 1h45'
  • Friday, 16 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 13:45 Morning Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Workshop Summary - 'My Cultural Identity" - a challenge or chance that defines the quality of my access to "good" physics 30'
        Speaker: Anuradha SRINIVASAN (Sindelfingen, Germany)
      • 09:30 Brainstorming & Action Session - Navigating/Embracing/Challenging the Culture of Physics 1h15'
        Speaker: Facilitator: Maitri GOPALAKRISHNA (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India)
      • 10:45 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:15 Women in Physics in Pakistan 15'
        Speaker: Malika RANI (The Women University, Multan, Pakistan)
      • 11:30 Discussion on Teaching Strategies 1h15'
        Moderator:  Anuradha SRINIVASAN (Sindelfingen, Germany)
        Speaker: Panelists: Cecilia JARNE, Fred KUCHARSKI. Wafaa KHATER & Rita NJERU
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 13:45 - 17:15 Afternoon Session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 13:45 Funding Opportunities for Women in Science 45'
        LIVE STREAMING
        Speaker: Assunta VIGLIANTE (Sirius X-ray Solutions GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany)
      • 14:30 Workshop on Negotiation - Part II 1h45'
        Speaker: Facilitators: Elizabeth SIMMONS & Sekhar CHIVUKULA (Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.)
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Time for Feedback 15'
      • 17:00 CLOSING SESSION 15'