Friday, May 20, 2011

World Science Festival 2011 -- Spotlight: Women in Science

The 2011 World Science Festival (WSF) begins June 1 in NYC and runs through June 5. It will consist of 50 different events over 5 days and, should be as fabulous as previous WSFs!

Although I would have liked to have seen more female mathematicians and scientists in this year's lineup there is a "Spotlight: Women in Science," which includes another former Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Science Fellow, Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, a physicist at Yale. She was at Radcliffe in 2008-2009.

I was also a Radcliffe Fellow, in 2005-2006, and had the honor and great fun of taking part in the WSF in 2009 as part of the Traffic panel. You can read some of my reflections and view a video from this event here.

Dr. Brian Greene and his wife, Tracy Day, are the brains and innovators behind this fabulous festival.

If you get a chance to attend at least one event, I am sure that you will certainly long remember it!