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Being different can be good

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18:00 – 20:00 24 Jul 2014
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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Professor Dame Athene Donald

Dame Athene Donald is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge, her research focuses on using the ideas of soft-matter physics to study a range of systems of both synthetic and biological origin. Dame Athene has been awarded many prestigious
honours both inside and outside IOP, including the Faraday Medal in 2010. She was the founding chair of the Institute of Physics Biological Physics Group and is Project Director of IOP’s Teaching Biological Physics project.

Athene has an active interest in equality and diversity as well as education and science policy. She has been director of the University of Cambridge’s Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI) since 2007– an initiative that seeks to take action to inspire and support female scientists within the university.

Athene is well known in social media circles, writing a blog at the Occam’s Typewriter site and its offshoot Occam’s Corner at Guardian Science Blogs. Subjects include interdisciplinary science, careers and diversity issues. She regularly takes to Twitter as @AtheneDonald.

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The lecture is free to attend but places are limited, so please register your attendance at the earliest possible opportunity. Register online at http://publiclectures.iop.org

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To find out more about Opportunity Physics and the lecture series for 2014 please visit www.iop.org/fundraising

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: The Institute of Physics
Contact details: Angela Townsend
Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
Tel: 020 7470 4971
Email: publiclectures@iop.org

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