Conferences & Speeches
CERN and the International Geneva Gender Champion Initiative.
Time and Venue: Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 3:30 PM in Room Georges Charpak (Room F / 60-6-015)
Tasneem Zehra Husain is a string theorist and the first Pakistani woman to obtain a PhD in this field. She is very active in advocating education in Pakistan: she helped setting up a Science and Engineering School in her home town Lahore, conducts educational workshops for science teachers, and also contributed to anthologies of science writing for adults and kids.
Professor Agnieszka Zalewska, President of CERN Council, participated in the Annual High-Level Forum “Women in Leadership” which took place on April 29 in Geneva. The event, intended to set a tradition for annual university conferences, was organized by a group of students participating in the International Organizations MBA programme at the University of Geneva, which maintains friendly relationship with CERN since its creation.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. In a career spanning over four decades, she has made outstanding contributions to astronomy, the public understanding of science, in particular advancing the role of women in science, and to the promotion of physics.
With the advances in neuroscience, we might be tempted to believe that clichés about differences between the brains of men and women are a thing of the past. But the media and magazines continue to trot out the old clichés about men and women, leading us to believe that our skills and our personalities are hardwired into immutable mental structures.
Read the full Bulletin article here.