Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

Gender Statistics

The ChETEC Action management committee (MC) includes 45% female members in total, as well as separately both in terms of full members and of substitute members.

We are committed to innovation in nurturing gender diversity via:

  1. Aiming at gender balance in the managing of the Action and the organisation of each COST event. In terms of meetings, this translates into striving to at least 30% women participation at every meeting/workshop/school, also in terms of speakers and organisers, with the number of female speakers and members of the organising and scientific committees reflecting at least the percentage of the number of female participants.
  2. We will strive to achieve the same percentage of at least 30% in relation to both applications and awarded short term scientific missions (STSM), and to researchers participating to the activities of the working groups.

To achieve this in practice, we will actively monitor each event during preparation and encourage young female researchers, PhD students and post-docs to actively participate in the network, attend meetings. and apply for support for STSMs.

All the coordinators of meetings, events, working groups, and STSMs will collect such information for statistical purposes and for publication on this website.  Histograms will be provided once we collect information from enough meetings and STSMs.

We will also ensure that mentoring occurs within the network via the organization of informal mentoring sessions at each meeting where all young researchers have opportunity to discuss their career opportunities with a variety of potential mentors also in relation to combining a family with a career.

Finally, we will exploit the impact of female role models both in the scientific community and within our outreach program and we will provide a list of contacts of women scientists in our network in different countries who would be available to offer job experience to high-school students.


Meetings statistics

  1. Title and dates: Atomic physics and spectroscopy (7th June 2017); Location: Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University (Denmark); Organisers: Camilla Juul Hansen and Henrik Hartman; Statistics: 10 speakers of which 40% female, about 20-25 participants in total (with similar gender distribution as the speakers).
  2. Title and dates: Training school: R-matrix calculations for nuclear astrophysics (13th-15th September 2017); Location: IPN, Orsay (France); Chair of organising committee: Fairouz Hammache; Statistics: 15 students of which 1 female, 3 organisers (female), 2 lecturers (male). Total of 20 participants of which 20% women.