The Fourth International Conference on Women in Physics
At the 1999 IUPAP General Assembly, the concern was raised that women are greatly under-represented in the field of physics in most countries. Recognizing that all fields of science progress most rapidly when they draw from the complete available pool of talented people, the participants of the General Assembly passed a resolution to form an IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics.
Purpose of the Conference
The purpose of the Stellenbosch conference (ICWIP2011) is three-fold: (i) to provide an opportunity to view and analyze the current status of and progress in promoting women in physics in each country and internationally; (ii) to provide an arena
- review the international status of women in physics country by country;
- share success stories and identify persistent barriers impeding women in physics;
- propose ways to improve women’s participation in physics worldwide;
- help teams refine and accelerate appropriate strategies to improve the status of women in physics in their home countries, regionally, and internationally;
- share physics research progress and results;
- seed collaborations in physics research, education, and outreach involving participants from multiple countries in related subdisciplines.