Women In Technology - Friday Links - 16th April 2021

As usual, we prepared traditional WIT links for you for the weekend!


📨Links to check

(after having a quick glance at the news over this week: are things finally changing...?)

The first woman head of the National Research Council (CNR, Italy)


The first woman to lead the globe-spanning news agency in its 170-year history


The first Arab woman for astronaut training


The first woman to serve as Army Secretary



🚑Covid-19 pandemic: check the article about the woman behind the new technology of vaccines with mRNA

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus



📚Encyclopaedia Britannica and its "Female Firsts" series

Discover how women were breaking down barriers over centuries


Women in the Arts: a chronicle of creativity


Women in Science: Landmark events in the laboratory


Women in Sports: Game-changing moments



🎥Movie night ideas

28 Movies on Netflix With Strong Female Leads That You Can Watch Tonight


The Best Movies Directed by Women



If you have a Netflix subscription, check it out Netflix has now a specific section "Movies Directed By Women".


🎨News from Arts@CERN



WIT events

WIT Talk with Dr. Maria Girone, Openlab CTO

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 12:00 → 13:30


Walking through the career path of Dr. Maria Girone, we would like to focus on ideas on how we can create a welcoming environment for women and minorities working in HEP (e.g. at any stage of their career) and how to attract more women to HEP, computing, and Big Data/AI world: what are the main issues and what we can do better and etc.


💼Conferences and Workshops


PyHEP 2021

The PyHEP 2021 workshop ("Python in HEP") will be a virtual workshop taking place on July 5‒9Registration is open, as well as abstracts submission, see https://indico.cern.ch/e/PyHEP2021There are no registration fees nor a limit on the number of participants.

The agenda will be composed of tutorials (targeting different levels of experience) and standard talks, which will be based on the accepted abstracts and the topics of interest to the “Python in HEP” community. Upon registration you will have the opportunity to shape the workshop contents and format with your input.

We welcome submissions of abstracts for live tutorials and shorter “notebook talks”!

Details can be found on the Indico page https://indico.cern.ch/e/PyHEP2021 

PyHEP2021 organisers are trying to organise a diverse and inclusive workshop, please spread a word and  encourage your colleagues who are interested to participate in it.



LISHEP 2021 (the XIV International School on High Energy Physics) will be held virtually at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Session C program will be held from 6 to 8 July, 2021.


In this special year, in addition to recent news and results in collider physics at the LHC of interest to the community, we will include a focus on present and future information and communications technologies that will shape High Energy Physics throughout the coming decades. These include artificial intelligence, deep learning, quantum computing and robotics.


CERN events

CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group would like to invite you to a KT seminar on 26 April from 4 to 5 p.m. CET: “FLASH radiation therapy: From biological research to a clinical facility”.


FLASH is a new highly promising radiation therapy modality that delivers treatment doses in sub-second timescales. A collaboration between CHUV and CERN is working towards the construction of a novel clinical facility based on CLIC technology capable of treating large, deep-seated tumours under FLASH conditions.


Have a nice and relaxing weekend,


on behalf of the WIT steering committee




About the Women in Technology (WIT) Community: The aim of this community is to provide an environment in which women are not in the minority when interacting with technology. Our objectives are: to encourage women to play the role of expert; to provide a supportive learning environment; and to build a network between the Women in Technology here at CERN. WIT welcomes members from all genders and all technical fields. Visit cern.ch/wit

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