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4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics 5-8 April 2011

Registration will take place in the foyer of the hotel from 12h00 until 17h00 on 5th April and again from 08h00 until 09h00 on 6th April. Your presentation should be downloaded at the talks download desk after you have registered. Refer to guidelines below.

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Latest Media Statement

Welcome to the website of the 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP 2011). Universal access to science, and participation in science, is a principle that runs through the activities of the international Scientific Union and its member unions, including the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). IUPAP has recognised a particular need to foster the participation of women in physics. The IUPAP Conference series on Women in Physics, organised by IUPAP Working Group 5, has a history not only of success and growth but of making a difference in the physics community.

Western Cape Province
Western Cape Province
The fourth conference in this series, ICWIP 2011, will be held in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. The conference will be hosted by Women in Physics in South Africa (WiPiSA) and the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP). ICWIP 2011 will provide a forum for both scientific presentations and for discussion of issues related to attracting, retaining and improving the status of women in physics.

South Africa achieved democracy in 1994. The government and national institutions have a strong emphasis on Human Capital Development and encourage the study of maths and science in schools, tertiary education, the acquisition of higher degrees and redress of gender imbalances. Much remains to be done. However, the hosting of a major international conference on women in a scientific field is an indispensable step in practical implementation and in strengthening efforts to remove imbalances and obstacles that remain. South Africa has proven that it can make fundamental changes in its society. The physics community in South Africa is actively engaged in changing the world for its members, and for these reasons cordially invites you to attend ICWIP 2011 in Stellenbosch.

Important Dates

15 Nov 2010 1st Deadline for applications for financial support
30 Nov 2010 Registration opens
6 Dec 2010 First announcements of grant recipients
15 Dec 2010 Deadline for Country Paper Abstracts, and
Deadline for Scientific Paper Abstracts
17 Jan 2011 2nd Deadline for applications for financial support
12 Feb 2011 Second announcements of grant recipients
10 Feb 2011 Final revision of Country Paper abstracts, and
Final revision of Scientific Paper abstracts for inclusion in Programme
25 March 2011 Final date for guaranteed accommodation bookings at Protea Hotel Stellenbosch
25 March 2011 Final date for Registration payments
5-8 Apr 2011 ICWIP

To download the 1st Announcement click here. To download the 2nd Announcement click here.


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