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Celebrating Women in PAM

Friday 08 March 2024

2pm - 3pm

C402, College Lane

THIS EVENT IS BEING HOSTED BY THE PHYSICS AND ASTONOMY SOCIETY!

 

Since its inception in 1901, the Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to 224 individuals. 

 

Five of them were women.

 

Notably, three of these five prizes were received in just the last five years, an uproclaimed testament to the natural appeal of the subject that affects both genders impartially and an articulation of the efforts to dissemble the systemic inequalities that have impeded most women from formally establishing their presence in these fields throughout history.


 

“Women have always played a role in unraveling the secrets of the universe. They did not need the permission of men to be curious. They fought for the right to enter the world's top universities, to become researchers and scientists. They found ways to see the hidden laws of nature, even as they themselves remained unseen. Their work often led to Nobel Prizes being awarded to their male colleagues. Their own contributions were invariably devalued or discounted, or attributed to men… But they persisted.”

- Dr. Shohini Ghose, Author of ‘Her Space, Her Time’ and a professor at the Wilfrid Laurier University

 

This week we celebrate the contributions of unrecognized women in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.

Open to Uni of Herts students and staff with a valid ticket. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. View the full Terms & Conditions here

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