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BU change of date

Change of date for Colloquium below.  Originally scheduled for April 12.

Tuesday, March 29th,  2005, 3:30 PM
Boston University
Physics Department Colloquium
590 Commonwealth Ave.
Metcalf Science Building, Rm SCI 107
"Enlightening Larry and other adventures in diversity "
Howard Georgi
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics
Harvard University
Refreshments served at 3:15 PM in 1st floor lounge

Abstract: The issue of women in science has been much in the news recently because of the comments of Harvard President Lawrence Summers. I have been very involved with these issues for over ten years, but never more intensively than since Larry's remarks. I will talk about my experiences as an activist for women in physics. I will argue that there is much that the physics community can and must do to increase participation of women. This will require that more physicists (men and women) understand that the dearth of women in physics results from a complicated cocktail of discrimination and societal pressures. But it is also a symptom of a deeper problem that we must solve if physics is to remain a vital flagship science in a changing world.