Date: September 30 2020
Time: 17:00 - 19:30
Location: Veras Gräsmatta, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, 411 33, Gothenburg
We invite you to an inspiring and interactive evening. We want you to get an insight into the work of an academician, and also invite you to a conversation about equality within the academy.
During this evening, we are honored to have professors and a doctor joining us from Chalmers. They will shortly present themselves, and together we will engage in a discussion about work life in the academy and questions regarding equality. Dinner and drinks will be served!
Note: This event will be held in English.
Three reasons to join the conversation:
1. Within the area of technology, men hold 4 out of 5 professor posts and only 17% of professors are female at Chalmers. (Source: Allbright)
2. There are many structural and cultural barriers today that inhibit women’s careers within the academy.
3. Professors have a central role in our societies’ research and education. This implies a great responsibility when it comes to pointing out the direction of future research and science. Hence, the fact that women are not allowed to conduct research at the same extent as men greatly affects our future society.
Eva Olsson is a professor in Experimental Physics and head of the division of Nano and Biophysics, Department of Physics at Chalmers. She got her undergraduate degree from Chalmers in Physics, followed by a Ph.D. Then she was a postdoc at Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights in New York for 2 years. She has also spent time in Tokyo at the University of Tokyo and is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences.
Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede is a professor in the Biology and Biological department doing protein biophysics research which relates to cancer and neurodegeneration. She got her undergraduate degree from Chalmers in Chemical Engineering in 1992, followed by a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry also from Chalmers. She then spent 12 years in the US, first as a postdoc and then as faculty at two different universities, after which she returned to Sweden. She is active in outreach and today she leads Genie, Chalmers's new gender initiative.