History & Mission

Finnish Women in Physics (FinWiP) was established in 2006 as a working group of Finnish Physical Society (FPS) by Profs. Katri Huitu and Ritva Serimaa. During the past years, several distinguished scientists have acted as FinWiP chairperson: Ritva Serimaa, Katri Huitu, Hanna Vehkamäki, Paula Eerola and Eija Tanskanen.

In 2019, we changed our name from Finnish Women in Physics to Diversity in Physics, Finland (FinDiP) to better reflect our diverse community. Specific aims of DiP Finland are to:

  • educate and encourage postgraduate students and postdocs to pursue career in physics,
  • increase opportunities for students and young researchers to find female tutors, mentors and role models in their field,
  • increase opportunities for female researchers to exchange information and network with other female researchers,
  • increase the visibility of female physicists,
  • identify and remove obstacles to the career of female physicists
  • maintain international network with other organizations of female physicists.