Central to the Foundation’s commitment to increase the number of women in physics and astronomy in the US academy is its Physics and Astronomy Leadership Council.
Founded in 2017, this distinguished group of eight women in varying career stages throughout the country provides strong leadership, insights, and feedback for the Foundation’s Science program. Each member brings outstanding scientific expertise and experiences, combined with innovative thinking, to increase diversity within the US talent pool. The Foundation is proud to partner with the eight Council members and their home institutions to prototype new practices and increase the level of scientific discoveries that come from a rich and diverse talent pool.
Dr. Bonnie FlemingProfessor of PhysicsYale University—Deputy Chief Research OfficerFermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Dr. Jenny HoffmanProfessor of Physics & Applied PhysicsHarvard University
Dr. Nadya MasonProfessor of Physics—Director, Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering CenterUniversity of Ilinois
Dr. Lindley WinslowJerrold R. Zacharias Career Development Assistant Professor of PhysicsMassachusetts Insitute of Technology
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Nine MIT School of Science professors receive tenure for 2020Article featuring Dr. Lindley WinslowMIT News July 9, 2020
Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black HoleArticle featuring Dr. Andrea GhezQuanta Magazine October 30, 2018
Nadya Mason elected APS FellowArticle on Dr. Nadya MasonIllinois Physics College of Engineering October 1, 2018
Paying it Forward: Fellowship Boosts Women in PhysicsArticle on Dr. Lindley WinslowMIT News August 2, 2018
Making physics more inclusive at StanfordArticle on Dr. Risa Wechsler’s work to increase diversity, equity and inclusion at Stanford’s Physics DepartmentStanford News August 1, 2019
Risa Wechsler Named Director of KIPACArticle on Dr. Risa WechslerSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory July 31, 2018
Lean In, Lean On: HGWISE Mentor of the Year AwardArticle on Dr. Jenny HoffmanHarvard University June 25, 2018
SLAC’s Risa Wechsler Named American Physical Society FelowArticle on Dr. Risa WechslerSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory