Società Italiana di Fisica
Equal Opportunity Committee Actions at the National Congress 2020
The Equal Opportunity Committee of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) – members Anna Di Ciaccio, Maria Rosaria Masullo, Sara Pirrone (chair), Massimiliano Rinaldi, Paolo Rossi, Silvia Soria – carried out two activities on the occasion of the annual National Congress of the Society that, due to the pandemic, was held this year via online streaming from 14 to 18 September.
The two activities were titled “The Women Scientists of the Sections” and “The modified time during the COVID-19 period”.
In “The Women Scientists of the Sections”, related to the problem of gender equality in Physics, each traditional scientific section of the Congress has been represented by a woman scientist of the past, specifically selected in the field of Physics of that section. We selected in particular women scientists that had great difficulties to come out on top, just for a gender question, that is for the sole reason that they were women. Very nice revisited pictures and biographic cards were prepared, as you can see at https://www.sif.it/attivita/cpo/scienziate-2020-cpo
In “The modified time during the COVID-19 period”, related to the study of gender difference in particular social situations, we have realized short interviews of male and female, junior and senior, staff and temporary, researchers in Physics. The subject concerned how the lockdown period during the pandemic modified the time and the way to live in connection with one’s own scientific activity.
You can see the video of the interviews (in Italian at moment) at https://www.sif.it/attivita/cpo/interviste-2020-cpo
Read more in English at https://en.sif.it/activities/cpo/congress-2020-cpo