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UN International Women & Girls in Science Day Celebration February 8-11, 2021

February 11 is the International Day for Women and Girls in Science and has been celebrated worldwide under the leadership of the United Nations. For a fifth year, UF Physics is proud to be the leader in the UF campus-wide effort to recognize the contributions of women in science, to highlight the importance of diversity in the scientific community, and to promote gender equality in education and professional development.

This year, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, physics is hosting virtual seminars presented by accomplished women scientists in the fields of astrophysics, condensed matter physics. Please see below the schedule of seminars and we hope to see you all at our virtual events.



Dr. Yi Li,  Johns Hopkins University

Condensed Matter/Biophysics Seminar
Dr. Li is interested in exploring exotic quantum phases of matter and their organizing principles, novel topological insulators and topological superconductivity in condensed matter and ultra-cold atom systems. (4:00 pm)


Thankful CromartieFEBRUARY 10

Dr. Thankful Cromartie, Cornell University

Astrophysics Seminar
A Space-Based Physics Lab: Probing Neutron Star Physics & Gravitational Waves with Millisecond Pulsar Timing (1:45 pm)


Julie ComerfordFEBRUARY 11

Dr. Julie Comerford, University of Colorado

  • Meet with the colloquium speaker Dr. Comerford: all students are invited for a free discussion on “Life, the Universe and everything in between” (11:30 am)
  • Physics Colloquium “Cosmic Collisions: Galaxies, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves” (4:00pm)


-Carolyn Beatrice Parker Elementary students share projects

-11 Women in Astro & Space

Brought to you by the Department of Physics, University of Florida.

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