Celebrating Women* in Physics

*and Gender Minorities

To celebrate the International Day of Women* and Girls* in Science, the students of the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics invite you to participate in a free one-day event that aims to highlight careers and experiences of women* in physics in Austria with a multifaceted scientific programme.

Berta Karlik; Quelle: Österreichische Zentralbibliothek für Physik

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Sky Lounge (Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna)


This year's event will include a workshop on the scientific culture in Physics, talks by renowned Physicists working in Austria, a panel discussion on the experiences of female* scientists at the various stages of their careers and a poster session to showcase works led or strongly shaped by women*. To apply for a poster-spot, please fill out the registration form below - we are looking forward to many great contributions! We accept all topics related to physics, including the history of women* in physics. Participants will have the chance of winning a prize for the best poster!

This years event will feature a live performance by the art collective Schlüpfrig (Instagram: schluepfr.ig)

To participate in this event, registration is mandatory - see below.


9:30 - 12:00

Workshop on Science Cultures ("Fachkultur") in Physics led by Prof. Dr. Martina Erlemann

Professor for Gender and Science Studies in Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin


Welcoming Words 

Member of the VDSP organizing committee, University of Vienna


Key note talk

Asst. Prof. Kimberly Modic, IST Austria

Assistant Professor researching Thermodynamics of quantum materials at the microscale, at IST Austria and Elisabeth-Schiemann Fellow

13:40Coffee Break

Key note talk

Prof. Dr. Sofia Kantorovich, University of Vienna

Professor at the Department of Computational and Soft Matter Physics at the University of Vienna, Deputy Head of the Research Platform "Mathematics-Magnetism-Materials" and Associate Professor at Ural Federal University


Key note talk

Asst. Prof. Emanuela Bianchi, TU Wien

Reearching soft condensed matter field with focus on colloidal and polymer-based systems at the Institut fur Theoretische Physik , TU Wien

14:50Poster Session & cake

Panel discussion with Hanieh Jafarian, Dr. Flavia Corsi, Dr. Karin Hain and, Assoz. Prof. Dr. Paola Ayala

Moderated by Hilde Janssens, PhD - Good Practice Officer at IST Austria

18:00Announcement Poster Award
18:10Networking & buffet

We kindly ask you for your understanding and cooperation to make the event as safe as possible for everyone to attend. In particular, participants who wish to attend the event in person will be asked to follow the COVID safety guidelines valid at the time. Details will be provided to all participants before the event.

Please be aware that by participating in this event you agree to follow the Code of Conduct and House Rules by the University of Vienna!

In case you have any questions or comments please feel free to contactus at: clara.billroth@univie.ac.at !


Organizing Committee and Poster Selection Committee:

Clara Conrad-Billroth, Flavio Del Santo, L Glaser, Thomas Kroyer and Margaret Rosenberg

Poster Award Committee: