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Physics gender gap

Friday 12 October 2018

Readers of Tes magazine might have noticed my article this week, which I hinted at in an earlier blog: Context is key to making an impact on the physics gender gap.

This is a research interest that rests very close to my heart, with Donna Strickland and Jocelyn Bell Burnell making headlines for women in all the right ways, and Alessandro Strumia the exact opposite. The eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed my additions to our 'Quote of the Day' section too. My only question about the article's edit is on the choice of image - why Newton's cradle and why astronomical bodies of different masses?

For those of you who don't subscribe to Tes, here is a shorter news story on the same piece of research: 'How I quadrupled the girls in my classes taking physics A level – to four'.

Emma

@emmaphysics



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