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260055 SE Women in Physics at an International Level (2020W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 12.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 19.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 09.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 16.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 23.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 30.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 14.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The focus of this seminar is to mentor and foster the path of women who pursue a successful international career in Physics. We will discuss different perspectives of successful women working in physics influenced by geographical, economic and cultural conditions. We will survey examples of highly internationally reputed women in theoretical and experimental Physics and we will aim at understanding that the unbalanced presence of men and women in this field is not only a matter of numbers. We will emphasize on acquiring competence levels that allow women to be successful in selection processes solely on the basis of excellence.

In this seminar we discuss topics like the glass ceiling, the impostor syndrome, unconscious bias, and other relevant matters that do not only have an effect on the career of female physicist. Therefore, from the experience in previous years the input from all students is extremely valuable and we expect to develop awareness tailored to the environment where we are. Women are unrepresented in Physics as well as other minorities. However, each working place has its own behavioral pattern, and this is why we analyze the in-house and countrywide situation rather than merely looking at the numbers worldwide.

Assessment and permitted materials

This seminar is to be held in English.The attendance will count for grading. Absences will have to be justified accordingly. It is expected to cover one topic per class that is substantive in content. Active participation of the students during the discussion is expected until sufficient clarity concerning the day's topic is achieved.

Furthermore, students will present a random topic during the semester, which will represent 40% of the grade. Active participation will also be taken into account.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

M-ERG, MaP 3, LA-Ph71 fW

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