Women in Physics

Despite women having been involved in scientific discoveries since the earliest times, Physics remains one of the least diverse academic environments among all STEM subjects. To mark International Women Day, the Editors of Communications Physics are pleased to showcase a collection of interviews with women+ physicists who share their experience of being women scientists in the 20th and 21st century. The collection also features an editorial presenting the status of Women in Physics in the US and the UK and Comments on some initiatives that showcase that change must happen and is happening.

Women's Coulomb Barrier in Physics. In analogy to the Coulomb Barrier, the energy barrier due to electrostatic interaction that two nuclei need to overcome so they can get close enough to undergo a nuclear reaction, this picture depict the potential that women in physics must overcome to achieve a full career.


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