Women in Physics
Women and gender minorities in Physics at Warwick
Warwick's support of women's careers in physics benefits the whole Department. The Department is working to attract women and gender minorities into Physics, both in academic and technical roles. It is also seeking to retain those who might otherwise leave a career in physics by introducing more flexibility into the workplace and, at the same time, creating a better work environment for all staff. The Women in Physics Network also hosts events throughout the year and celebrates observance days.
The University aims to promote a healthy work life balance for everyone working at Warwick. The University has produced guidelines on flexible workingLink opens in a new window for employees of the University. The Department fully supports these flexible working initiatives.
Women in Physics group photo, taken on International Women's Day March 2023.
Staff and Student Profiles
- Eva-Maria Ahrer (PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group)
- Professor Geetha Balakrishnan (Professor in the Superconductivity & Magnetism Group)
- Katherine Branch (Senior Administrative Officer)
- Dr. Susan Burrows (Senior Tutor and Teaching Laboratory Manager)
- Ally Caldecote (Ogden School Teacher Fellow)
- Professor Sandra Chapman (Professor and Head of CFSA)
- Dr Wing Ying Chow (Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics Group)
- Flavia CicalaLink opens in a new window (PhD student in the Elementary Particle Physics Group)
- Dr Deanne Coppejans(Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics Group)
- Dr. Rachel Edwards (Reader in the Ultrasonics Group)
- Eleanor Jones (PhD student in the Elementary Particle Physics Group)
- Professor Emma MacPherson (Reader in the Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics Group and Postgraduate Admissions Tutor)
- Dr Jessica Marshall (Senior Research Fellow in Condensed Matter Physics Group)
- Catriona McDonald (PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group)
- Tishtrya MehtaLink opens in a new window (PhD student in the Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics)
- Dr Rebecca Nealon(Senior Research Fellow, Stephen Hawking Fellow in Astronomy and Astrophysics Group)
- Jennifer OrmeLink opens in a new window (PhD student in the Diamond Group)
- Dr Jenny Spiga (Assistant Professor in the Medical Physics Group)
- Professor Julie Staunton (Professor and Head of Theoretical Physics)
- Professor Pamela Thomas (Professor in the Ferroelectrics and Crystallography Group and CEO of the Faraday Institution)
- Dr. Oksana Trushkevych (Assistant Professor in Engineering)
- Saffron Tyler (PhD student in Condensed Matter Physics Group)
- Rebecca Webb (PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group)
Students at Warwick - Support for Female Undergraduate Students
All undergraduate students are assigned a Personal Tutor who is a member of the Academic Staff in the Physics Department, and he or she will normally remain their tutor throughout the student's time at Warwick. The Department endeavours to ensure that whenever possible, mixed gender tutorial groups are made up of at least two female and two male undergraduates.
There may be occasions when students would like to discuss personal matters with a member of staff who is of the same gender. In these situations, female students with a male tutor can contact any of the following female members of staff: Professor Julie Staunton, Professor Sandra Chapman, Dr Susan Burrows, Dr Rachel Edwards or Professor Geetha Balakrishnan.
Please see the Departmental Undergraduate HandbookLink opens in a new window and the links therein for more details on student support
Nobel Prize Awarded Women
Nobel Prizes awarded to women in Science.
Donna Strickland won the Nobel prize for Physics in 2018 alongside Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
Marie Curie with Henri Becquerel and Pierre Curie.
Notable Women in Science and Mathematics
Emmy Noether - an outstanding mathematician of the early 20th Century.
Contributions of Women to Modern Physics
Prof S Jocelyn Bell Burnell working with Antony Hewish et al. discovered the pulsar.