Apresentação no dia 27 de Novembro às 11h00 para a Semana de Ciência e Tecnologia.

Link Zoom :  Presentation for a 2020 Science & Technology Week event of the Physics Dept, - IST.

"Unconscious bias: how it impacts careers in science and how to mitigate this influence."

Speaker: Petra Rudolf, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen,

Abstract: "We all are subject to unconscious bias - if you don?t know how biased you are, test yourself on https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/. Therefore bias severely conditions our own career and that of others, and knowing about it is crucial to become better professionals in science.  The aim of this talk is to give everyone the means to recognize unconscious bias in their professional environment and recipes to work against it. I shall discuss how the four most common forms of unconscious bias impact the careers in science: performance bias, performance attribution bias, maternal bias and the competence/likeability trade-off.  "

Short Bio: "Petra Rudolf was born in Munich, Germany. She studied Physics at the La Sapienza, University of Rome, where she specialized in Solid State Physics. In 1987 she joined the National Surface Science laboratory TASC INFM in Trieste for the following five years, interrupted by two extended periods in 1989 and 1990/1991 at Bell Labs in the USA, where she started to work on the newly discovered fullerenes. In 1993 she moved to the University of Namur, Belgium where she received her PhD in 1995 and then quickly moved from postdoctoral researcher to lecturer and senior lecturer before taking up the Chair in Experimental Solid State Physics at the University in Groningen in 2003. Her principal research interests lie in the areas of condensed matter physics and surface science, particularly molecular motors, 2D solids, organic thin films and inorganic-organic hybrids. She has published >240 peer-reviewed articles and 32 book chapters. Dr. Rudolf is the President of the European Physical Society; she was the President of the Belgian Physical Society in 2000/2001 and was elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, honorary member of the Italian Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Lid van verdienst of the Dutch Physical Society and Fellow of the American Physical Society. For her work on molecular motors she received the 2007 Descartes Prize of the European Commission. In 2013 she was appointed officer of the Order of Orange Nassau by H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. "

Home Page:https://www.rug.nl/staff/p.rudolf/