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4 Generations of Women in String Theory


Dr. Shruti Paranjape is on a discussion panel with Prof. Miranda Cheng, Prof. Chiara Nappi, and Prof. Silvia Penati on June 29, 2021 (starting at 9:00am EST) at the annual international Strings conference hosted by ICTP-SAIFR which is being held online this year. We encourage you to watch and/or participate in this important discussion titled, "4 Generations of Women in String Theory".


Youtube livestream link: https://youtu.be/OBU36ttpg0Y


Discussion Description: The persisting under-representation of women and minorities in physics can be linked to a myriad of factors such as pervasive feelings of inadequacy, lack of social support, negative stereotypes, harassment and struggles with work-life balance. The discussion session begins with presentations by four women from four generations, followed by interaction with the audience.


Speaker Affiliations:

Dr. Shruti Paranjape is at the Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan.

Prof. Miranda Cheng is at the Institute of Physics and Korteweg-de Vries Institute of Mathematics, University of Amsterdam and Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Emerita Prof. Chiara Nappi is from the Department of Physics, Princeton University.

Prof. Silvia Penati is at the Dipartimento de Fisica, Universitá di Milano-Bicocca.




We look forward to seeing you later at Strings!