Nov 9 – 11, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

The first international online conference

WOW Physics! (Women Of the World in Physics!)

will take place from Nov 9 to 11, 2022 and will be hosted by Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

WOW Physics! will honor inspiring women in physics and celebrate their outstanding contributions in science. The conference will gather physicists from all over the world and all stages of their careers who work on theoretical and experimental aspects of:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Heavy-ion physics
  • Geophysics
  • Particle physics

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Jacak (UC Berkeley)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Romanowicz (UC Berkeley and Collège de France)
  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Koch (Free University of Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr.Claudia Felser (director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids)
  • Prof. Dr. Dorothée Weber-Bruls (first female president of the Physics Society "Physikalischer Verein" Frankfurt am Main; patent attorney at Jones Day)
  • Prof. Dr. Heather Lewandowski (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Prof. Dr. Irina Artemieva (GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel)
  • Prof. Dr. Johanna Stachel (Heidelberg University)
  • Prof. Dr. Kandice Tanner (U.S. National Cancer Institute)
  • Prof. Dr. Laura H. Greene (Florida State University and U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology member)
  • Prof. Dr. Lorin Swint Matthews (Baylor University)
  • Prof. Dr. Margaret Gardel (University of Chicago)
  • Dr. Maria Lugaro (Konkoly Observatory)
  • Prof. Dr. Melissa Franklin (Harvard University)
  • Prof. Dr. Nandini Trivedi (Ohio State University)
  • Dr. Pranoti Kshirsagar (The Science Talk)
  • Prof. Dr. Samaya Nissanke (GRAPPA Amsterdam)


There will be a round table with the plenary speakers to discuss their career paths, the hurdles they had to overcome at different stages of their career and how they managed to do so. The round table will be moderated by 

  • Dr. Jessica Wade (Imperial College London).

Registration is free and will remain open until Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022.


Rewatch the whole conference on our YouTube channel "DMGW @ Goethe-University":