Women in Physics: The IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, Paris, France, 7-9 March 2002 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- American Institute of Physics
The primary purpose of the International Conference on Women in Physics was to understand the severe under-representation of women worldwide and to develop strategies to increase their participation and impact in physics. The Working Group conducted an international benchmarking study on issues concerning women in physics and invited a team of physicists from each country to attend the conference and develop a brief report on the situation in their country.
Readers will find in this volume the survey report, invited presentations, wonderfully diverse contributions from across the globe, and a set of eight concrete resolutions directed at academic, industry, government, and research institutions. This work provides a fascinating snapshot of the issues and challenges facing women physicists today as well as clear calls for specific remedial actions.