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This meeting is one of activities of GenHET (Gender in High Energy Theory) and will address the latest advancements in string theory and discuss gender-related and equal opportunities issues in this field.

Alongside research talks, there will be discussions and panel sessions focused on gender issues in academia, and a workshop specifically designed to discuss and implement strategies that support women and other underrepresented groups in physics.

Since any positive change needs the support of the whole community we encourage everyone, scientists of any gender and career stage, to participate in this workshop.

Invited physics speakers 

  • Fernando Alday* (Oxford University)
  • Dionysios Anninos (Kings College London)
  • Atish Dabholkar* (ICTP)
  • Ruth Gregory* (Kings College London)
  • Monica Guica (CEA/Saclay, Lausanne University and CERN)
  • Irene Valenzuela (Autonoma University Madrid and CERN)

 *To be confirmed 

Gender activities 

Talks by

  • Melissa Dancy (Western Michigan University) : Dismantling inequity in physics: The essential role of overrepresented groups
  • Marika Taylor (University of Birminghan) : Gender and physics within Europe

 Workshop: Beyond Good Intentions: Strategies for Effective Equity Work 

Conveners: Melissa Dancy and Charles Henderson (Western Michigan University)

Panel discussion: quotas and female-only positions


  • Louise Carvalho (CERN diversity office)
  • Jan de Boer (Amsterdam University)
  • Michela Petrini (Sorbonne University) 

Networking event  


  • Mariana Graña (CEA/Saclay, France)
  • Yolanda Lozano (Oviedo University)
  • Marija Tomasevic (Amsterdam University)
  • Céline Zwikel (Perimeter Institute)

At this event

Dionysios Anninos

Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics

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