WOMEN IN PHYSICS HAVE A BRAIN, NOT A FEMALE BRAIN

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WOMEN IN PHYSICS HAVE A BRAIN, NOT A FEMALE BRAIN

Gravitational physics is fundamental to the bone, and over the last decades there has been a tremendous advancement in its capacity to unveil for us the most intimate secrets of Nature. For centuries this fantastic research endeavour has engaged both brilliant women and men. We cannot forget the role played by Émilie du Châtelet as a pioneer in the dissemination of Isaac Newton’s gospel. The example set by her is mirrored by top assets in teams of excellence such as our COST action CANTATA. Our daily experience and deep ituitive beliefs make us endorse the perspective that no such thing as a female brain exists, but now we have complex and brilliant science which debunks that stereotype. The almost “out of this world” Prof. Gina Rippon engaged us all in a provoking and eye opening talk at our last yearly meeting and we cannot do anything else but to celebrate her fresh from the oven book “The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain”

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