Plenary Speaker: Prof. David Tong
- Ryan Moodie (IPPP, Durham University)
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Jessica Wade
- Lucy Budge (IPPP, Durham University)
Dr. Jess Wade is a research fellow at Imperial College studying chiral organic light emitting diodes. Dr. Wade has made huge contributions to campaigns for increased diversity, equality and inclusion within STEM, and in 2019 was awarded a British Empire Medal for her work. She will talk to us about the issues within Physics (and STEM in general) and the work she is doing to change this.
Resources on race/racism:
https://www.particlesforjustice.org/resources (or search for "particles for justice")
Anglea Saini's books:
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong
& Superior: The Return of Race Science
Professor David Tong is a theoretical physicist at Cambridge studying quantum field theory. He is famous amongst students for his engaging lecturing and his thorough and approachable lecture notes. His research in QFT is diverse, with results in particle physics, gravity, black holes, dualities, string theory, cosmology, condensed matter physics, solitons, and geometry.