Women scientists push to find their place at the top
“There’s no positive discrimination in France. The idea is that everything should come out of your own merit,” says Nadine Halberstadt, researcher in quantum physics and president of Femmes et Sciences. And yet gender bias continues in the world of science.
A particularly flagrant example occurred in September 2018 at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) when a male physicist Alessandro Strumia caused a storm saying physics was “invented and built by men” and, therefore, not suitable for women. He was subsequently suspended.
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