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Women in Physics

Women in Physics at Warwick

Warwick's support of women's careers in physics benefits the whole Department. The Department is working to attract women into Physics, both in academic and technical roles. It is also seeking to retain those women who might otherwise leave a career in physics by introducing more flexibility into the workplace and, at the same time, creating a better work environment for all staff.

The University aims to promote a healthy work life balance for everyone working at Warwick. The University has produced guidelines on flexible working for employees of the University. The Department fully supports these flexible working initiatives.

 Women in Physics group, March 2013

Women in Physics group photo, taken as part of an event to celebrate International Women's Day 2013.

Staff Profiles - Working in the Physics Department at Warwick University
Students at Warwick - Support for Female Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students are assigned a Personal Tutor who is a member of the Academic Staff in the Physics Department, and he or she will normally remain their tutor throughout the student's time at Warwick. The Department endeavours to ensure that whenever possible, mixed gender tutorial groups are made up of at least two female and two male undergraduates.

There may be occasions when students would like to discuss personal matters with a member of staff who is of the same gender. In these situations, female students with a male tutor can contact any of the following female members of staff: Professor Julie Staunton, Professor Sandra Chapman, Professor Pam Thomas, Dr Rachel Edwards or Professor Geetha Balakrishnan.

Please see the Departmental Undergraduate Welfare pages and the links therein for more details on welfare and the tutorial system.

Nobel Prize Awarded Women

Nobel Prizes awarded to women in Science.


The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903

Marie Curie with Henri Becquerel and Pierre Curie.

Notable Women in Science and Mathematics


Emmy Noether - an outstanding mathematician of the early 20th Century.

Contributions of Women to Modern Physics


Prof S Jocelyn Bell Burnell working with Antony Hewish et al. discovered the pulsar.