The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 1:15 pm, Tuesday, April 25, on the department’s Facebook page.
Physicists Dr. Gollapinni, Dr.Fomin and Dr. Nattrass will conduct the live event, titled "Women in Physics".
Here is a brief description about the topic:
"There have been many brilliant women physicists in the history of science. One name that immediately comes to mind is Marie Curie who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win the award in two different fields. While the climate has become more welcoming recently to young women who want to pursue a career in physics, the progress has been certainly slow and the question of "why are there still so few women in physics?" still remains. Understanding the biggest challenges women in physics are facing today and what steps one can take, at various stages, to fill this gender gap in physics (sciences) is important. Three of our busiest women physicists will attempt to address these questions and a lot more that revolves around these topics. Assistant Professors Dr. Nadia Fomin, Dr. Sowjanya Gollapinni and Dr. Christine Nattrass, who are experimental particle and nuclear physicists working in large scientific collaborations, will talk about their research, their career path and challenges faced along with snapshots of their life as women physicists."
Join us live and bring your questions (in the comments section of the live) on anything that relates to women in physics.