Splinter Meeting Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Time: Wednesday September 14, 16:00-18:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Room: SFG 1020 / virtual Diversity

Convenor(s): Manami Sasaki [1]), Karl Mannheim [2]
[1] Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, [2] Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

In Astronomy and Astrophysics, we are trying to understand the processes occurring in the Universe and the components which form it. While it is a joint effort of a large international community, we are often not aware of the diversity of the involved people. Being part of the diverse community, it is important to consider and understand the different lives of the people with whom we collaborate to answer fundamental questions about the Universe, whose work we rely on in our research, or with whom we plan and build an observatory together. In this splinter meeting, we want to discuss issues affecting people with disabilities or people of minorities of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other topics. By recognising the issues we want to remove barriers, improve the access to education and carrier on all levels, and create an inclusive environment in Astronomy and Astrophysics.


Wednesday September 14, 16:00-18:00 Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy and Astrophysics (SFG 1020 / virtual Diversity)

16:00  Jake Noel-Storr:
Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion: Globally to Locally

16:20  Rolf Danner :
Supporting the whole self of sexual-orientation and gender minorities

16:40  K. Azalee Bostroem:
Evidence-Based Hiring Practices that Promote Excellence and Diversity

17:00  Erdal Tekin:
Social Background as diversity dimension in German education system

17:20  Frossie Economou:
Science platforms as a tool for democratizing data access

17:40  Leonard Burtscher:
Astronomy and the climate crisis

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