Join us this Saturday (11/17/18) for our yearly weekend hike! We’ll be hiking to Top of the World Park in Laguna Beach and having lunch at the top, before hiking back down. If you’re interested in coming email us at email@example.com
Department Colloquium with WiPA guest speaker President Elizabeth Hillman: “Collaborative, innovative, and inclusive: Diversity in the Sciences”
This upcoming department colloquium with WiPA guest speaker President Elizabeth Hillman will take place in RH 101 on November 29, 2018 at 3:30 PM. Don’t miss it!
Donna Strickland has become the first woman in 55 years to win the Nobel Prize in Physics! The prize was shared among Strickland, Arthur Ashkin, and Gerard Mourou for their groundbreaking work in lasers. This is a huge step in the right direction for women in physics! Read more, here.
Last week, Alessandro Strumia gave a talk at CERN that caused an outrage among academics in physics, as he presented destructive and scientifically incorrect notions about women in the field. You can read about it, as well as his subsequent suspension, here. The department has written a letter repudiating the notions Strumia presented. This is a very important step on the part of the department to show that it is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Attending conferences is a very important part of academia. The CUWiP is being held at UC Santa Barbara in January 2019. If you are a woman in physics, we strongly encourage you to apply! Deadline to apply is October 12, 2018. Details here: http://cuwip.physics.ucsb.edu/
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the discoverer of pulsars who was omitted from the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery, is WiPA’s woman of the month. She has now won the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, which comes with $3 million. What’s more? She’s going to put it towards helping women and underrepresented minorities in the field. A true hero! More here: https://www.space.com/41733-jocelyn-bell-burnell-pulsar-discovery-breakthrough-prize.html
A pioneering astronomer, Vera Rubin has made groundbreaking contributions to the field of astronomy. Her work confirmed the existence of dark matter, a substance that makes up 25% of the Universe’s contents and has yet to be discovered. Read about her story, here.
Emmy Noether was a mathematician who made some of the most significant contributions to the fields of mathematics and theoretical physics. You can read about Emmy Noether, here.
WiPA is hosting a coffee and donuts event in FRH 2153 on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 2:00-3:30 p.m! Join fellow women in physics at UCI over free coffee and donuts!
Maria Goeppert Mayer, a theoretical physicist, is one of the only two women who has won a Nobel Prize in Physics. Read about her contributions, here.