INAF announced a new series of online seminars, the “Laura Bassi” Colloquium Series.
Laura Bassi, “woman of extraordinary intelligence”, was the first female University professor in the western world, teaching physics at University of Bologna in the XVIII century, a time when women could not pursue higher education nor learned professions, and universities and academies were reserved to men.
This series is intended to Bassi’s legacy by showcasing and promoting the research work of talented young women astronomers.
The first colloquium of the series will take place on February 11th, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and every second Thursday of each month after that. The seminars will take place on line, and will be available via zoom connection and live streamed on our Youtube channel. You can find all information on the series here.
Setting the stage for the colloquium series, on February 9 at 11am CET there will be the seminar “Unconscious bias in academia (and elsewhere): what it is, what does it do and what to do about it” by Sara Lucatello, staff astronomer at IAN OAPd, Anna Boyksen fellow at IAS TUM and Vice President of the European Astronomical Society. This meeting will be online and you can connect via Zoom.