International Day - "Women in Science"

11.02.2022, 2 pm  –  Zoom Video Conference
Öffentlicher Vortrag

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Women Scientists during the time of COVID

This winter marks the second anniversary of the start of the Corona pandemic. Everyone's daily life continues to be strongly influenced by this exceptional situation. In this regard, the pandemic acts as amplifier of social and societal inequalities and threatens movement towards gender equality.

The higher education sector also underwent drastic adjustment processes that continue to this day. The switch to teaching online and working from home are probably the most prominent examples of the radical changes in campus and work life, which also impact private life.

We are taking the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science" as an opportunity to illuminate precisely these processes of adaptation and change, including their effects on all involved parties at University (especially, but not limited to the female perspective). This also includes space to describe experiences.

Zoom access information for University members to be found here,
or in anncoucement by email or request from or for anyone who is interested.


2 pm

Opening and
Welcome address by the President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.

2.20 pm

Introductory talk

Tanja Mutschler (Physics) 
„Corona – Gender-specific Dimensions of the Pandemic“

2.30 pm

Focus on teaching

Dr. Micol Alemani (Physics)
on the hybrid version of the introductory physics lab

2.45 pm

Focus on science

Prof. Dr. Myfanwy Evans (Mathematics)
on research and arriving during the time of COVID

Dr. Juliane Wolter  (Biology and Biochemistry)
on research during the time of COVID

Mareike Schell & Simran Chopra (Nutritional Science)
on doctoral studies during the time of COVID

3.25 pm

Presentation of a movie project 
by Prof. Dr. Sylvie Paycha (Mathematics)

and Irina Linke (Documentary filmmaker)


3.40 pm

Focus on the student perspective

Lisa Ruether & Kyra Peikert (Physics)
on the impact of the pandemic on student life

3.55 pm

Focus on working at University

Dr. Michaela Raboldt (Health Management Coordinator at the University)
on results of a survey on the impact of the pandemic on employees of the University

4.15 pm

Discussion with audience and speakers


This is a public event accessible to anyone. Registration is not required. We are looking forward to all interested parties and stimulating discussions! 

The event will be partially recorded for the purpose of University public relations. Please refer to the data privacy declaration.

Organized by Prof. Dr. Sylvie Paycha, Dr. Jörg Enders, Tanja Mutschler and Dr. Elke Rosenberger with the support of the Faculty of Science of the University of Potsdam.

Video recording of the event

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