Italian women in Australian science

212b490a-cd51-472c-b505-0d0674ee04ddIn Italy and Australia women comprise a significant percentage of PhD graduates and early career researchers in science. However the presence of women in senior positions in universities and research institutes is low: less than 20% in Australia and less than 10% in Italy despite the fact that approximately 30% of researchers there are women. Clearly gender equality in the sciences, especially among its senior managers, is a considerable way off. On Thursday March 9 at 6.00 pm the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Sydney, Level 4, 125 York St.  will host a free event, Italian Women of Science,  at which Australian scientists of Italian origin will share their research interests and offer some insights into the career paths that they have pursued from Italy to Australia.

Program

18:00 Welcome and introduction
Donatella Cannova, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney

18:05 Italian women in science from Antiquity to the Present: A brief excursion: Oscar Moze, Science Attaché, Embassy of Italy, Canberra

18:10 Cancer treatment: the nanotechnology challenge: Susanna Guatelli, School of Physics and Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong

18:20 Death Stars and Vengeful Planets: Orsola De Marco, Department of Physics & Astronomy and Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics Research Centre, Macquarie University

18:30 Implanted medical devices: does pain imply infection? Rosalia Cavaliere, ithree institute, University of Technology, Sydney

18:40 Neutrons for Cultural Heritage: a new insight into ancient artefacts: Floriana Salvemini, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization), Lucas Heights

18:50 How small is small? Francesca Iacopi, School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology Sydney

19:00 Why we need more women in science: Chiara Neto, Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney

19:10 Q&A

20:00 Reception

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