Collaborative Research Center TRR 257

GenderHEP Journal Club

Since women are still wildly underrepresented in physics the main goal of this journal club is to understand:

  • Why there's a problem.
  • How we can solve it.

The idea is to have 1-hour meeting regularly (but not more often than once a month).

Organisers: Colomba Brancaccio (RWTH Aachen University) & Malgorzata Worek (RWTH Aachen University)


Meeting in SS 22
Date: Wednesday, 24 May, 2022, 16:30-18:00 (Zoom)
Topic: Picture a Scientist
Speakers: Online Viewing
Picture a Scientist is a 2020 documentary highlighting gender inequality in science. The movie tells the stories of several prominent female researchers, and brings to light the barriers they encountered, including cases of discrimination and harassment. The movie features MIT's professor of biology Nancy Hopkins, the chemist Raychelle Burks and the geoscientist Jane Willenbring, among other scientists. The film took part in the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020. A number of research institutions have held screenings of the movie as parts of efforts to increase awareness of gender issues within STEM.
Meeting in WS 21/22
Date: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 12:00-13:00 (Zoom)
Topic: Sexual harassment in academia - discussion about the movie “Picture a Scientist”
Speakers: Lukas Simon (RWTH Aachen University) & Hanno Jacobs (RWTH Aachen University)
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Guidelines: RWTH Aachen University, KIT, Heidelberg University, University of Siegen
Papers discussed
Second Meeting in SS 21
Date: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, 12:00-13:00 (Zoom)
Speakers: Silvia Manconi (RWTH Aachen University) & Michele Lupattelli (RWTH Aachen University)
Papers discussed
First Meeting in SS 21
Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 12:00-13:00 (Zoom)
Speakers: Tobias Huber (University of Siegen) & Michal Czakon (RWTH Aachen University)
Papers discussed
Second Meeting in WS 20/21
Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, 12:00-13:00 (Zoom)
Speakers: Margarete Mühlleitner (KIT) & Colomba Brancaccio (RWTH Aachen University)
Papers discussed
First Meeting in WS 20/21
Date: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, 12:00-13:00 (Zoom)
Speakers: Jasmina Nasufi (RWTH Aachen University) & Monika Blanke (KIT)
Papers discussed
Second Meeting in SS 20
Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, 13:00-14:00 (Zoom)
Speakers: Susanne Westhoff (Heidelberg University) & Saniya Heeba (RWTH Aachen University)
Papers discussed
Kick-Off Meeting in SS 20
Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, 12:00-13:00 (Zoom)
Speakers: Michael Krämer (RWTH Aachen University) & Kerstin Borras (RWTH Aachen University & DESY)
Papers discussed
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