The Women in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Task Group of the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) is conducting an international survey to collect data about the main issues that biomedical engineers and medical physicists (academics and professionals) and other related STEM professionals are facing when working from home in the current pandemic COVID-19 situation. Analyzed data will be presented at relevant professional conferences and in a publication. The research has been cleared by Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (CUREB-B Clearance #112898), under the study title: Gender and work from home during COVID-19 survey.
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman
For the first time in 55 years, and for only the third time in its history the Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman. Following Marie Curie’s achievement as the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963 Donna Strickland turned the 3rd ever womam with Nobel Prize in Physics.
Donna Strickland, a Canadian physicist, was awarded the 2018 prize jointly with Gérard Mourou, from France and Arthur Ashkin from USA. Their inventions had “revolutionized laser physics,” the Royal Swedish Academy said
Strickland said the achievements of women scientists deserved recognition. “We need to celebrate women physicists because we’re out there. I’m honored to be one of those women,”
IOMP Women Group main functions:
Develop, implement and coordinate tasks and projects related to the role of females in medical physics scientific, educational and practical aspects.
To disseminate the experiences, good practice and learning within IOMP NMOs and other relevant accessible areas/across the globe.
Popularize the role of the women in medical physics and encourage female medical physicist to advance in the profession.
Organize international cooperation in medical physics and related specialities.
Provide regular status/progress updates to the IOMP on all tasks and projects related to the IOMP Women Group.