Science, in particular physics, as a profession, does not provide equal opportunities for all genders. This is a global trend. This disparity is driven by socio-cultural aspects as well as inherent gender biases. This does not get corrected automatically and needs special interventions. I will discuss some examples of such biases, the pros and cons of a life in research, the hurdles that one can face and role models who have overcome these barriers. I will also discuss some of the endeavours aimed towards a more inclusive system both at an individual and organizational level.
About Speaker :
Prof. Srubabati Goswami is a Senior Professor at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. She is an internationally well reknowned Neutrino Physicist and is a member of the India-Based Neutrino Observatory collaboration. She is currently the chair of the Gender in Physics Working Group of the Indian Physics Association.
This special seminar is being conducted for International Women's Day celebration and is a part of the activities commemorating "75 years of India's Independence: Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" at ARIES.