Archive for LGBTQ+ STEM Day 2020


Posted in LGBT with tags , on November 18, 2020 by telescoper

Well, we’re here at LGBTQ+ STEM day. I’ll shortly be giving my zoom talk. I’ll post the slides here afterwards; it’s only fair that those people who are listening to the talk should get to see them first!

Incidentally, you’re probably wondering why this year’s LGBTQ+ STEM Day is today, November 18th, instead of the previous date, July 5th. The answer is that it honours astronomer Frank Kameny who, sixty years ago, brought a case of wrongful discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He lost his case, but it is an important milestone. Frank Kameny died in 2011, at the age of 86.

About 60 people attended the live session, which is quite a good turnout. Probably some more will watch the recording. My slides, such as they are, can be found here:

Diversity in Physics – LGBTQ+ STEMDay

Posted in Biographical, Books, Talks and Reviews, Cardiff, LGBT with tags , , , , on November 14, 2020 by telescoper

The nice people involved with Physics at Cardiff University, Prism Exeter and the GW4 group generally have organized a (virtual) event to celebrate Diversity and Inclusion for LGBTQ+ STEM Day 2020 which is to take place on November 18th (that’s next Wednesday). I’m very honoured to have been invited to give a keynote talk at this event, the poster for which is below, and am looking forward to it.

There’s a blog post here that gives more information about the event, including how to register in order to receive the Zoom connection.

I won’t be able to stay for the whole event as I am teaching later that day. I’d have been particularly interested in the session on Open Science…