Gender imbalance in physics

They say that great minds think alike, yet in the world of physics, gender imbalance persist due to discrimination and harassment towards women and non-binary people in the field. 

Survey results from the UK Royal Astronomical Society as revealed in The Conversation last week shows that 50% of women and non-binary people are more likely to be bullied than men.

So why in a field where the focus should be to explain and understand the world, do we see such a high percentage of bullying and exclusion directed towards women and non-binary people? 

One of the authors from the article, Professor of Astrophysics from Swinburne University of Technology, Sarah Maddison joined Tina Quinn on The Daily.


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