International Conference on Women in Physics

  • Start Date: 07/16/2017
  • End Date: 07/20/2017
•    Professor Dame Athene Donald, Cavendish Laboratory - University of Cambridge, UK
•    Professor Gabriela González, Louisiana State University, USA
•    Professor Maria Teresa V. T. Lago, University of Porto, Portugal
•    Professor Xucun Ma, Tsinghua University, China
•    Professor Francisca Nneka Okeke, Africa Climate Change Adaptation Initiative UNN (ACCAI-UNN) / University of Nigeria, Nigeria
•    Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia

University of Birmingham, UK


Universal access to and participation in science.


The programme will consist of three and a half days of plenary talks, workshops, poster sessions and the WIP working group meetings.


The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is delighted to announce that the 6th conference in this series will be hosted at the University of Birmingham, UK.


IUPAP has recognised a particular need to foster the participation of women in physics.  The IUPAP Conferences series on Women in Physics, organised by IUPAP Working Group 5, has a history not only of success and growth but also of making a difference in the physics community.  The conference will be held in July 2017 at the University of Birmingham, organised in partnership with the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick. Having all been awarded Juno Champion status by IOP, the three universities' physics departments are strongly committed to promoting diversity and look forward to being fully involved in the conference.  The UK has a long track record in the area of gender equality in science, with IOP as one of the major pioneers.  The conference is unusual in that it relies on Country Teams of limited size, selected through Physical Societies in each country.  It is important that developing countries and island states are given a major voice in this way.


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16-20 July 2017

Univeristy of Birmingham

Birmingham, UK



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