An International Manifesto to promote the role of women in science

Celebrating the School's 40th Anniversary
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9 May, 9 am
SISSA, Main Lecture Hall "P. Budinich"

An international platform to strengthen the role of women in science. This is the initiative promoted by SISSA through the event entitled “When Women in Science get together: The Role of Networks“. The event is organised as part of the celebrations for the School’s 40th Anniversary. Proceedings will be opened by Marica Branchesi, astrophysicist from the Gran Sasso Science Institute of L’Aquila with the talk "Women in AstroPhysics: the new Exploration of the Universe through Gravitational Waves". For her contribution to the discovery of gravitational waves, she was recently named among the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and, in 2017, among the 10 most influential scientists by the journal Nature. Together with a group of internationally acclaimed female researchers in the sectors of physics, math and neuroscience, she will talk about the importance of female scientist networks as a strategy to find a tangible solution to the numerical underrepresentation of women in academic science.

The proceedings will continue at 3 p.m. in Room 128-129 with a discussion entitled "Women in Math and Science: Participating, Surviving, and Succeeding”. This final event, organised by the Committee for the wellbeing of SISSA, is dedicated to the conscious and unconscious bias which affects decision-making processes and to the possible means to combat such bias, particularly in an academic environment.

The events, which will be held in English, are free and open to the public.

Please note that the moring session has been moved to the Main Lecture Hall "P. Budinich".
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