Organizers of the conference “Diversity in Physics for the Diversity of Physics in Erlangen” receive the Renate Wittern Sterzel Prize 2023
Since 2005 the FAU awards the Renate Wittern Sterzel Prize annually. The prize is named after the first FAU women’s representative who founded the equality prize. Innovative projects to promote equality, exemplary measures to constructively deal with and promote diversity and outstanding successes in increasing the proportion of women in science and outstanding research on gender and diversity are worthy of the award.
This year the organizers of the DiPHER22 conference were honored. The celebratory award ceremony took place on October 24, 2023 as part of the FAU Awards 2023.
DiPHER22 is a name thar speaks for itself: “Diversity in Physics for the Diversity of Physics in Erlangen”. The conference took place at FAU for the first time in 2022. It combined specialist physics lectures with an exchange of experiences on the topic of gender and diversity. The result was a concept of bottom-up working groups that want to raise the commitment to and acceptance of equality and diversity to a new level. The organizing team would like to use the prize money to expand its networking activities and prepare for the DiPHER24 conference. Its Focus: “People of Color in Science”.