National Survey of Women in Physics in Austria

Authors/others:Berkmann, C.; Roridguez, A. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)); Brodacz, I. (Universität Wien); Dilaver, N. (Universität Wien); Suarez, A. (Universität Wien); Ayala, P. (Yachay Tech University)
Abstract:This paper reports very generally on changes in the situation of women in physics in Austria since 2008 and more specifically on a national web-based survey that was distributed among physicists in Austria. It was aimed at understanding why few women are motivated to study physics and to follow an academic path. Family responsibilities-among others-seem to have a deep impact on women's careers. In Austria, initiatives to support women in scientific careers are quite well known throughout the physics community, and a high percentage of women responding to the survey said they had participated in at least one of them.
Number of pages:3
Date of publication:2015
Publication Series:AIP Conference Proceedings, AMER INST PHYSICS, vol. 1697, 0094-243X,
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Publication Type:Contribution to proceedings
Host publication's title:Women in Physics: 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
Host publication's editors:Cunningham, BAO'Riordan, CGhose, S