First Announcement: Nordic Network for Diversity in Physics, 1st Annual Conference

Nordic Network for Diversity in Physics (NORNDiP 2018)

1 st Annual Conference
24-25 October 2018, Fysikum, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, Sweden

First Announcement

Welcome to the launching event of the Nordic Network for Diversity in Physics (NORNDiP)!

NORNDiP is a project started at the end of 2017 by an international group of female scientists from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, and funded by NordForsk, with the ambition to establish a strong, wide, and inclusive network of women and men in physics who live, work, study or have scientific collaborations within the Nordic countries. Strong because we aim to make it durable over time, wide because we wish to involve as many people as possible from different nationalities and generations, and inclusive because we want to consolidate networking between women and men.
Physics is by tradition considered as a typically male subject. All physics departments in the Nordic countries have an uneven gender distribution with an excess of men at all levels, from undergraduate students to professors. Not so many women as men choose to study physics and the proportion of women decreases for each step up in their career path (leaky pipeline). Also in the private sector the gap between female and male scientists is too wide.

We envision the establishment of a Nordic Network which will work on short- and long-term objectives and initiatives to enhance gender balance within the field of physics and related sciences. This conference is the first public event and we hope in a large participation of scientists, students, innovators, R&D leaders and all other categories of physics lovers from academia, research institutes and companies.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

    • Dr Agneta Nestenborg, Administration Director for the European Spallation Source, Sweden
    • Prof. Susanne Aalto, Head of Division Astronomy and Plasma Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The conference will also include presentations from young female scientists, representatives from funding agencies and other projects related to empowering women and girls roles, a poster session, a panel discussion, and a group work. Both women and men are welcome to submit an abstract and join!

The conference will start on Wednesday 24 October at 10:00 and will end on Thursday 25 October at around 15:00.

Registration to the conference opens on July 20, 2018, and will include free membership to receive a periodic newsletter to be up-to-date on our events of interest for your career and studies.

Please, save the date. Further details about the program and the complete list of speakers will be announced soon.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Barbro ├ůsman, Conference Chair
on behalf of NORNDiP 2018 Organizing Committee

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