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Lise Meitner Day on 23 April

An environment with gender equality, diversity and fascinating research

TIME: 23 April 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00

PLACE: IKDC, Stora hörsalen

MODERATOR: Andrea Pettersson

The Lise Meitner professorships at LTH are an initiative started in 1999 that exemplifies our efforts to ensure that LTH attracts the best talents and is a place of gender equality and diversity.

On 23 April, LTH will hold its second Lise Meitner Day at the faculty, partly to highlight the fascinating research of the Lise Meitner professors and partly to discuss how LTH can become an environment that promotes both creativity and high quality in its work.

The first part of the event will consist of flash lectures by the Lise Meitner professors – quick insights into their research for the curious:

 

  • Liesbet van der Perre, Visiting professor at the department of Electrical and Information Technology: “When the things started talking ... and thinking? An Internet-of-Things story”
  • Karin Östergren, Adjunct professor at the department of Food Technology: “Towards a sustainable food chain – the significance of the details and the importance of the big picture”
  • AnnaLisa Osvalder, Visiting professor at the division of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology: “User-adapted design for all ages – Comfort and safety for children and older adults in cars”
  • Misse Wester, Visiting Professor at the division of Risk Management and Societal Safety: “Climate, Disasters and Gendered roles”

 

Then we will all gather for a panel discussion on the LTH culture we want to create for our researchers:

  • How do we support one another in a context in which competition is in many ways a basic condition?
  • How do we open up to diversity in heterogeneous environments – and what do we stand to gain?
  • What agreement applies to LTH employees concerning the environment that we create together?

Programme

First part, 13:00-14:30 

Coffee and lectures by four Lise Meitner professors

13:15-13:30 “When the things started talking … and thinking? An Internet-of-Things story”, Professor Liesbet van der Perre, Dept. of Electrical and Information Technology

13:30-13:45 “Towards a sustainable food chain – the significance of the details and the importance of the big picture” Professor Karin Östergren, Dept. of Food Technology

13:45-14:00 “User-adapted design for all ages – Comfort and safety for children and older adults in cars” Professor Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Dept. of Design Sciences

14:00.14:15 “Climate, Disaster and Gendered roles2 Professor Misse Wester, Dept. of Building and Environmental Technology

Second part, 14:45-16:00

Panel discussion: An environment with gender equality, diversity and brilliant research. How do we create it?

Moderator: Andrea Pettersson. In the panel: Catharina Sternudd, Per Runeson, Daniel Sjöberg, Gabrielle Flood, Rebecca Selberg. Rebecca Selberg is a senior lecturer at the department of Gender Studies and one of the authors of "Att komma till rätta med könsobalans i akademin: vad kan Lunds universitet göra?". 


Closure with refreshments in the IKDC building

Registration

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Lise Meitner

Famous for never receiving the Nobel prize despite being the first scientist to explain the nuclear fission process, Lise Meitner fought her entire life to even be allowed into academia. 

At LTH we are proud of our Lise Meitner professorships and we strive to be a place for brilliant science, gender equality and diversity.