Photo essay spotlights Palestinian women in physics

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Women in Physics in the Palestinian TerritoriesDr. Kate Shaw is a particle physicist at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. Recently, she and freelance photographer Jack Owen of London embarked on a photo essay project to capture the lives of women in physics in the Palestinian territories.

The essay was recently exhibited at the WISRNet Women in Science Conference at the Royal Society in London, and it will be displayed at the 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in Valencia, Spain, in July. The Elsevier Foundation supported the printing mounting and transport of the photo exhibit. Foundation Program Director Ylann Schemm said, “Recognition for research is crucial for early career scientists, and even more so for women scientists working in developing countries with few role models and resources.”

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