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Do you have to be a genius to be an astrophysicist?

When Mar 17, 2016
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College
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Please note: this is not a science-heavy talk and should raise some interesting questions about gender equality.
 
This year’s speaker is Professor Meg Urry from Yale.  Meg is the current President of the American Astronomical Society and the first speaker we have invited from the US.  As well as being an extraordinary scientist, Meg is one of the most prominent advocates for supporting women in science in the US.
 
At the end of last year she wrote a number of commentaries following the resignation of the Berkeley astronomer Professor Geoff Marcy after public disclosure that he had sexually harassed female students. For more information see: Scientific America and Nature.com.
 
Tea and coffee will be available from 5:00PM and a drinks reception will take place after the lecture between 6:30PM and 7:15PM.
 
The event is kindly sponsored by Schlumberger Gould Research Centre and will be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor.

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