Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist who, alongside being a postdoc researcher at
Imperial College London in plastic electronics, campaigns tirelessly to
increase diversity in physics. One of Nature's '10 people who matter in
Science' 2018, she made the resolution to make a Wikipedia page every
day of 2018 to highlight the often underacknowledged work of women,
LGBT+ and scientists of colour. Jess was invited to speak at the
University of Edinburgh's Science and Engineering campus by the Women in
STEM Society. In this talk, held at the University of Edinburgh's Swann
Lecture Theatre on 30 January 2019, Jess addressed why talking about
diversity in physics is still so essential and what we need to do about
NB: Intro sadly didn't record so we launch straight into Lise Meitner & Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
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