FinDiP at Physics Days 2020

Next year’s Physics Days will be hosted by the University of Eastern Finland and held in Kuopio. Annual meetings of FinDiP will continue, as usual, we look forward to seeing you there. In addition, we will host a 90min parallel session in the programme: “Boosting creative science through diversity and wellbeing”. There will be an invited talk from Prof. Tomas Brage (Lund University, SE), followed by a diversity discussion on concrete measures to change the status quo. Many departments are seeking to improve their diversity profile and our objective is to help us all move forward fast.

FinDiP warmly invite your poster contributions for this session, as we seek to advance the discussion during the poster session. We particularly encourage thoughts on concrete measures towards diversity and wellbeing, summaries on what others are doing, descriptions of what you have tried and how it succeeded, or what you are planning to do in the future. Collected data and questionnaire results are very much appreciated. Abstract deadline: 15 January 2020

New Identity for FinWiP in 2020

FinWiP has been promoting diversity for many years, but not necessarily only for ‘Finnish Women’, as our name says. Studies show that diversity benefits everyone at the workplace, and that is the message that we wish to stress. From the start of 2020, “Finnish Women in Physics” will become “Diversity in Physics, Finland” or FinDiP.

FinWiP changes gear

During our usual Women in Physics session at Physics Days 2019, we changed leadership. We said goodbye and thank you to Prof. Eija Tanskanen (Aalto/FMI), who led FinWiP for several years. Dr. Milica Todorovic (Aalto) took over as chair, with Dr. Eija M. Tuominen (U. Helsinki) as vice-chair. 

We also switch the main communication language to English to better engage with our increasingly diverse scientific community in Finland, and also to collaborate more closely with international societies. Finnish can still be used in posts.