A Space to Inspire: Cosmic Stories. Featuring talks from: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Niamh Shaw, and Prof. Denise Gabuzda

A Space to Inspire: Cosmic Stories

UCC EPONA (Equal Physics Opportunities Network in Academia) is delighted to announce a series of talks entitled “A Space to Inspire: Cosmic stories from Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Dr Niamh Shaw and Prof Denise Gabuzda”. These notable scientists will speak about their own experiences and their stories as women in physics & science.

Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell is credited with the discovery of radio pulsars as a PhD student, which was one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century. Her groundbreaking achievements were not recognised in the Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery of pulsars, but came later in 2018 when she was awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Following the announcement of the award, she dedicated the entirety of the £2.3 million prize to help female, minority, and refugee students in physics.

Also speaking at the event is Dr Niamh Shaw, an award winning STEM communicator, scientist, engineer, writer and performer who aims to visit space.

Prof Denise Gabuzda from the UCC Physics Department will also be talking about her career studying active galactic nuclei with very long baseline interferometry (VLBI).

The event will take place in the Western Gateway Building on Western Road in room G05.

Refreshments will be provided, and tickets may be obtained on the event's Eventbrite page. More information may be obtained on the event's Facebook page as well.

EPONA was launched in 2018 as a grassroots movement to promote equality, inclusion, and diversity in Physics.

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04 Mar 2020 18:30 to 20:00
Western Gateway Building
Western Road
T12 XF62
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