Graduate Program Events
Events on Thursday, February 11th, 2021
- Women of CTA
- Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Place: visit for YouTube or Facebook watch links
- Speaker: Leslie Taylor, UW–Madison Physics
- Abstract: In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which aims to raise awareness about the work and achievements of women in STEM and to promote equal opportunities in the field, the CTA Observatory (CTAO) will hold its third edition of “Women of CTA.” For the first time, the event will be carried out virtually through the CTA YouTube and Facebook channels at 18:30 on Thursday, 11 February.
“Women of CTA” will feature three female astrophysicists – Elina Lindfors (University of Turku), Mireia Nievas (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) and Leslie Paige Taylor (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – who will share their work developing the physics, software and hardware for gamma-ray astronomy, as well as their professional and personal experiences in the field. The event, moderated by Alba Fernández-Barral (CTA Observatory), will include a “Question & Answer” session with the viewers.