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Invent a Way to Save the Day with Bitz & Bob

Imagine that your chances of pursuing a subject are dictated before you’ve even began to study it? There is clear evidence that children as young as 4 years are already beginning to develop basic stereotypical attitudes towards STEM subjects – all based on gender. The statistics speak for themselves: in the UK alone, the shortage(…)

Learning to talk

New year, new job. After 13 years as a Senior Medical Physicist at Manchester University Hospitals, I have just moved to the Christie Hospital to take up a new post as a Principal Medical Physicist. My new job involves particular responsibilities for teaching, which is one of the things I really really love doing. One(…)

Phoenix rising : Dr Clara Rodriguez

“I was born into an academic family. My father was a co-founder for the first University in my hometown, in Venezuela, and when I was just a baby my parents were both lecturers there. I spent the first years of my childhood playing in the hallways of Universidad Romulo Gallegos in San Juan de los(…)

“Well behaved women seldom make history” – Jess Wade reports back on #ICWIP2017

The International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) is a triennial meeting that looks to “understand the severe under-representation of women worldwide and to develop strategies to increase their participation in physics”. The first was held in Paris in 2002 and 2017 marked its first return to Europe (while we’re still in Europe, I’m going(…)

A stellar Starmus? Tanya Urrutia reports

I am Tanya Urrutia, an astronomer at the Leibniz Institut fuer Astrophysik, in Potsdam, Germany. I work on the role of black holes and quasars in galaxy evolution. This week I attended Starmus IV in Trondheim, Norway. It is a festival celebrating astrophysical science and music and the role both of them play in society.(…)