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Real lives in science

8 March 2021 9.30 - 12.00
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Is there only one way to be a scientist? How can broader life experiences impact science? What challenges exist in achieving your goals?

Join us on International Women’s Day for a celebration of the experiences and motivations that can shape a scientist’s career.

"We hope that this can be an opportunity to connect researchers from different disciplines across the College and the wider University, and explore ideas around what it means to be a scientist within the context of a person's broader life experiences."

- Dr Tiffany Harte, Dr Lauren Marshall, Dr Emily Stoakes

Brought together by College Postdoctoral Associates Dr Tiffany Harte, Dr Lauren Marshall and Dr Emily Stoakes, the expert panel will discuss their career paths, overcoming challenges, and how hobbies and family have inspired research. 

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Belinda Wilkes: Senior Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, former director of the Chandra X-ray Centre and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College. 

Dr Merritt Moore: The “Quantum Ballerina” - quantum physicist, professional ballet dancer, and aspiring astronaut. 

Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan: Reader (Associate Professor) in Device and Energy Materials, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge. 

Dr Clarissa Rios Rojas: Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge, Postdoctoral Associate at Jesus College, and founder of nonprofit Ekpa’palek. 

Ruby Coates and Simone Eizagirre: PhD students at the University of Cambridge, hosts of the BluSci podcast.

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