Universität Wien

260055 SE Women in Physics at an International Level (2023W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The first Seminar Date will be the event:

Celebrating Women and Gender Minorities at the Faculty of Physics
When: 10.10.2023 15:00-20:00
Where: Lise Meitner Lecture Hall, Faculty of Physics

If you are registered to this course please attend this seminar. Even partial attendance will count as present.

The second seminar will take place on Wednesday the 11th of October.

Wednesday 11.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 08.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 10.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Women are unrepresented in Physics as well as other minorities. Many reasons have been identified for this situation, which seems to be unavoidable from different perspectives. A positive way of counteracting this is increasing the opportunities for a better performance of the negatively outnumbered groups.

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 on the basis of excellence.

The focus is analyze to from different perspectives how successful women working in physics are influenced by geographical, economic and cultural conditions. This should serve as guidance on how to design one´s own path to a successful career with international visibility. 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 will be discussed. 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. 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.

This seminar is to be held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation of the students during the discussion is expected until sufficient clarity concerning the day's topic is achieved. Assignments will be given according to the random topics discussed during the seminars.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- The attendance will account for 60 of the grading. Absences will have to be justified accordingly.

- The students will present at least once a topic of their choice related to the seminar, or will guide the discussion of a paper. The topics will be decided during the first lecture and each student will have to prepare a seminar independently.

- Organizational skills will be fostered. Therefore, a final public event will be run by the students to show the outcome of the discussions during the seminar to continue contributing to the related outreach of the Faculty of Physics.

Examination topics

The entire scope of topics discussed in the seminars.

Reading list

The slides of the seminars will include 80% of the material to be learnt. Additional information will be received during the presentations from their colleagues and this will be provided to them via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

M-ERG, UF PHYS 15

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