Sep 26 – 28, 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Summary of the workshop: click here

This workshop will both focus on recent developments in theoretical high energy physics and cosmology, and discuss issues of gender and equal opportunities in the field.

In addition to talks on nuclear and string theory, SM and BSM phenomenology, lattice field theory and cosmology, each day talks and panel discussions will be dedicated to research on gender in academia, with an aim to further the development and implementation of action plans to support women and other minorities in physics.

Since any positive change needs the support of the whole community we encourage everyone, men and women, junior and senior scientists, to participate in this workshop.


Links to previous similar workshops:

1st Workshop on String Theory and Gender

2nd Workshop on String Theory and Gender 

3rd Workshop on String Theory and Gender


Report on Gender Activities of the COST Action MP1210:  Click here


Registration: There is no registration fee.  Applications to attend will be open until September 01, 2018, within constraints of available space. If you wish to give a short talk or poster please register by June 30, 2018.

Physics talks - confirmed speakers:

Ana Achucarro (Leiden U.) - Inflation

Agnese Bissi (Uppsala U.) - AdS/CFT correspondence

Alejandra Castro (Amsterdam U.) - Black hole entropy

Laura Covi (Goettingen U.) - Cosmology

JiJi Fan (Brown U.) - BSM Phenomenology

Elvira Gamiz (Granada U.) - Lattice QCD & flavour physics

Silvia Pascoli (Durham U.) - Neutrino Physics

Tracy Slatyer (MIT) - Dark Matter

Maria Ubiali (Cambridge U., DAMTP) - Parton distributions from high precision collider data

Eleni Vryonidou (CERN) - SM Effective Field Theory

Korinna Zapp (LIP, Lisbon & CERN) - Heavy Ion Physics

Gender talks - confirmed speakers:

Marieke van den Brink (Nijmegen U.)

Meytal Eran-Jona (Weizmann Inst.)

Julie Moote (UCL, London)

Yosef Nir (Weizmann Inst.)

Jessica Wade (Imperial College London)

Geneviève Guinot (CERN Diversity Office)

International Advisory Committee:

  • Sonia Bacca (JGU Mainz)
  • Anna Ceresole (INFN Turin)
  • Valentina Forini (City, U. Of London and HU Berlin)
  • Rohini M. Godbole (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
  • Pilar Hernández (Valencia University, IFIC)
  • Maria Lledo (Valencia University, IFIC)
  • Prado Martin Moruno (Madrid University)
  • Yosef Nir (Weizmann Institute)
  • Michela Petrini (Paris, LPTHE)
  • Laura Reina (Florida State University)
  • Geraldine Servant (Universität Hamburg & DESY)

Organising Committee:

  • Gian Giudice (CERN)
  • Alessandra Gnecchi (CERN)
  • Mariana Grana (CEA/Saclay)
  • Gabriele Honecker (JGU Mainz)
  • Yolanda Lozano (University of Oviedo)
  • Silvia Penati (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  • Gavin Salam (CERN)
  • Marika Taylor (University of Southampton)
  • Andrea Thamm (CERN)
  • Malgorzata Worek (RWTH Aachen University)

This workshop is supported by the CERN-TH Department, University of Milano-Bicocca, ERC Consolidator Grant 772408 "Deconstructing the string landscape", the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA DFG no. EXC 1098, the COST Network CA16201 PARTICLEFACE "Unraveling new physics at the LHC through the precision frontier", and CERN Diversity Office.

The COST Network CA16201 PARTICLEFACE "Unraveling new physics at the LHC through the precision frontier" provides a special grant to support a few PhD students and/or young postdocs working for an institute located in the following countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Eligibility is by location of your institution, not by nationality!  For more information and for submitting your application for the COST grant, please contact Malgorzata Worek (E-mail: The application deadline for the COST grant is 30 June 2018.

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