Historically forgotten Physicists: Katherine Clerk Maxwell

It is no secret that the field of physics, like every science, has long been affected by sexist and colonial power systems. This has meant that, through centuries of scientific innovation, women and minority physicists have not been given the credit they deserved for their work, and have never taken their rightful place in the history books. Lack of representation is still a problem in the field. One of the primary ways this can be tackled is by highlighting the work of underappreciated physicists, both historical and contemporary, in an attempt to address the imbalances in the field. We should also interrogate why exactly it was that they never gained their rightful place in the scientific canon.

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Join Jessie as she delves into the work of academics

Photo of Jessie Hammond beside statue

Not content with just developing her academic knowledge, year 3 MPhys Physics student Jessie Hammond wanted to learn about the research undertaken by her lecturers and others in the field of science.

‘Delving Into Academics’ is a podcast where researchers from physics, chemistry and biology talk about what they are researching, and how they came to be in academia.

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Inspiration and support for women in physics

Conference attendees

The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK (CUWiP) aims to inspire physics students, highlight career options and provide a supportive community.

Students Sara Evers, Lucy Arditi and Storm Colloms (all year 2) attended the Conference, now in its fifth year, at the Department of Physics, Oxford University in March.  Sara tells us what the conference entailed, and how she benefitted from attending…

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