5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

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Share your story

Last updated July 23rd, 2014
“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” – Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time


We invite you to share  a story  that reflects your life in physics. Perhaps it’s a memory of the first scientific concept that sparked your curiosity, or a mentor who nourished your sense of wonder.  It may be the story of a research breakthrough – or failure – and how it changed your thinking. It could be the story of a challenge you faced as a physicist, and how you overcame it. We welcome any story that conveys an experience or perspective that has shaped the scientist and person you have become.


With your permission, we will share your story in a unique and engaging compilation during the conference and on a website that will be launched after the conference. Stories may also be presented anonymously if you prefer.


Your story can be a short paragraph, a poem, a song, a video, a drawing, a letter or a longer essay. It is up to you!


You can email your story by June 30, 2014 to:


or to 



Or you can mail it to us:

Shohini Ghose, Chair, ICWIP 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University

75 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5



Thank you for your participation!


This is a joint project with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.