5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

August 5-8 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful Niagra Falls, Ontario

Welcome to  the 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) 2014! 

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This unique conference series brings together delegates from around the world to

  • Showcase and celebrate scientific work in all areas of physics
  • Develop resolutions to address gender issues and promote the participation of women in physics 
  • Provide networking opportunities to build a strong, diverse and inclusive worldwide physics community  

 

ICWIP 2014 will feature:

A public lecture by Jill Tarter, Bernard M. Oliver Chair, SETI Institute: "SETI: Past, Present, and Future (Finding Aliens and Finding Ourselves)

Plenary talks by distinguished speakers from around the world:

  • Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair of Physics, Harvard University
  • Silvia Torres-Peimbert, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Astronomy, Mexico City University and President Elect of the Executive Committee, International Astronomical Union.
  • Claudia Felser, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
  • Sabine Stanley, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Planetary Physics, University of Toronto
  • Patience Mthunzi, Senior Scientist Researcher, National Laser Centre - Biophotoncs, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
  • Tsai-Chien Chiang, Science columnist, lecturer at Taiwan University and author of "Madam Wu Chien-Shiung: The First Lady of Physics Research"

Workshops on:

  • Gender Studies 
  • Physics Education 
  • Improving the workplace
  • Professional Development and Leadership 
  • Cultural perception and bias/ Science Practice and Ethics

Poster Presentations:

  • Country Posters on the Status of Women in Physics
  • Scientific Posters on research in any area of physics or physics education

Outreach activities and events organized by

  • The Laurier Centre for Women in Science
  • The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Tours, outings and special events including an evening of music with Laurier faculty member and Grammy-winning artist Guy Few, and popular Laurier pianist Stephanie Mara

Contact your Country Team Leader today!