AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 29, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Lisa Frattare

This week's issues:

1. Women Explore the Frontiers of Physics

2. M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women Physicists

*** FOLLOWING POSITION WAS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

3. Senior Research Associate, ASC FLASH Center, University of Chicago

4. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Women Explore the Frontiers of Physics
From: WIPHYS of April 25, 2005

 "Women Explore the Frontiers of Physics: Einstein's intellectual
heiresses add to his legacy", by Alan Boyle, Science editor,
MSNBC, April 18, 2005,  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7374458/

"Around the world, the 21st-century successors to Albert Einstein
are delving into the mysteries surrounding ghostly neutrinos, rolled-
up dimensions and clouds of super-cooled gas that can freeze a
light beam in its tracks. And plenty of those successors are women.
Their work on the frontiers of physics runs counter to the claim that
women might be innately less suited for math and science - a
hypothesis that was most recently, and provocatively , raised by
Harvard President Lawrence Summers in January. Time magazine
framed the issue in the form of a question: "Who Says a Woman
Can't Be Einstein?" It's true that statistics still show a huge gender
gap when it comes to female representation in academia, with
women filling just 7 percent of the tenured and tenure-track
positions at America's top 50 research universities. But when you
survey the very edge of the frontier, the next breakthrough has as
good a chance of coming from women as from men. In fact,
the collaborative nature of modern scientific research makes it most
likely that the breakthrough paper will list female as well as male
names....So who are some of Einstein's female successors? Naming
names is always a tricky business, not only because it seems
presumptuous to label anyone as "another Einstein," but also
because some eminently deserving souls are always left off the list.
Nevertheless, we've assembled a list of a dozen female researchers
who are among the pioneers in particle physics and cosmology -
including a couple from Summers' own Harvard. Take a look at the
lineup, and let us know who you'd add to the roster of Einstein's
intellectual heiresses. We'll put together a follow-up report based
on your suggestions."

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2. M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women Physicists
From: WIPHYS of April 28, 2005

This scholarship has been has been established to enable women to  
return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those 
careers for family reasons.  The scholarship consists of an award of 
up to $45,000.  The applicant must currently be a legal resident or 
resident alien of the US or Canada.  She must be currently in Canada 
or the US and must have anaffiliation with a research-active educational 
institution or national lab.
She must have or completed work toward a PhD.

Applications are due by July 1. Selection will be made by a  
sub-committee
of the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. Announcement of
the award is expected to be made by September 1.  Details and on-line
application can be found at
http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/blewett/index.cfm .

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3. Senior Research Associate, ASC FLASH Center, University of Chicago
From: WIPHYS of April 25, 2005

The DOE-funded ASC/Alliances Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear
Flashes at the University of Chicago, the FLASH Center, invites
applications for a Senior Research Associate position.

The Center's purpose is to develop and apply a general fluid
dynamics/combustion code (FLASH) suitable for calculations of
astrophysical thermonuclear explosions (Type I X-ray bursts, classical
novae, and Type Ia supernovae). The Center's vigorous scientific
program involves frequent interactions with theorists and
experimentalists from the National Laboratories, and collaborations
with leading academic centers in the US and Europe.

The successful applicant will conduct theoretical research on fluid
dynamics, turbulence, combustion, and convection as they occur in
laboratory experiments and in astrophysical settings, such as Type
Ia  supernovae, novae, and X-ray bursts.

A PhD in physics or in astronomy and astrophysics; experience in
theoretical studies of fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion, and
convection are required; and a proven record of publications in
refereed scientific journals are required. A proven record of success
or strong evidence of potential for success in obtaining research
grants is important. Good communication skills and the ability to work
in a team environment are also needed.  The position is for immediate
employment and is indefinite in duration, contingent on continued
funding.

To apply, please submit to the following address (or email) a
curriculum vitae, list of publications, description of research
interests and three reference letters. Please refer to "Senior
Research Associate Position" when applying. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. The University of Chicago is
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Carrie Eder, Center Administrator
ederflash.uchicago.edu
ASC Flash Center
5640 S. Ellis Avenue, RI 471
Chicago, IL 60637

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