The Imperial College Women in Physics is a group of enthusiastic young researchers who are passionate about physics and excited about a future in science. We're committed to increasing the number of women in the Department of Physics at every stage of their careers; from undergraduate to professor.

What do we do?

This year we have been holding weekly social lunches as well as quarterly events. So far we've made cocktails, hosted guest speakers, been ice skating and taken part in discussions and debates in central London. Alongside these adventures, we meet informally on campus where we share ideas and network.

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If you have any proposals for events or questions about the Committee, get in touch with our members.

Women in Physics Committee

About the Committee

The Women in Physics Committee offers support to all of the brilliant women in the Department of Physics, at all stages of their careers.

The Committee connects undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs and faculty members through organised events to create a cohort of women to support and empower each other. Events include weekly social lunches, outreach opportunities, professional development courses and seminars to raise the profile of the women in the Department.

Committee leads

Emma Ditter e.ditter15@imperial.ac.uk

I am a postdoc in the plasma physics group and am working to make the Department a more welcoming and equal place for women. I sit on the Juno Committee for equality and diversity, and regularly participate in outreach to increase recruitment and retention of women in STEM.

Jess Wade jessica.wade@imperial.ac.uk

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Experimental Solid State group and have been at Imperial since I was an undergraduate. I work closely with the Institute of Physics on their Improving Gender Balance program and sit on the Women's Engineering Society council and WISE Campaign Young Women's Board.

Committee members

Eva Los e.los18@imperial.ac.uk

I am a third year PhD student in the Plasma Physics group, researching the ways in which machine learning can be used to improve the efficiency and capabilities of Laser-driven wakefield accelerators. I am passionate about promoting equality in academia, and am excited to work as a member of the WIP committee towards this goal.