Welcome to the Atlas Women Group wiki page.

Goals of the Atlas Women group

We are pleased to let you know that we are starting a support group for women on Atlas and will hold our first meeting one evening of the next Atlas overview week at CERN scheduled for 20-25 February. The idea for such a group originated when a few of us discussed this possibility during the last Atlas overview week. All of us thought we could benefit from peer support and experience sharing. The main goals of the group are to:

  1. provide a place for women to meet other women in Atlas and support for new and not so new Atlas women.
  2. ensure the best use of human resources which will also lead to better physics
  3. make sure all efforts are made to increase women representation at all levels and positions in Atlas.
  4. support the Atlas Outreach Committee in its effort to give adequate representation for women and stimulate interest among young women for science and technology
  5. support the effort of the EOO at CERN and suggests ideas for improvement of the work climate for women where needed.
  6. encourage the exchange of ideas and information through the AtlasWomenPage Wiki page for all women on Atlas, including those who rarely visit CERN.

First meeting and preliminary agenda

We would like to invite all women to attend the first meeting of the Atlas Women Group which will take place one evening during the Atlas Week in 20-25 February 2006. The meeting will be held one evening at a restaurant to allow for informal discussion followed by a few short presentations (10-15 minutes each) after dinner. Please let us know if you are interested in attending that meeting.

The tentative agenda includes the following speakers:

  1. Anna Lipniacka will give a brief account of the Nordic Women meeting held in Bergen in July 2005.
  2. Marianne Johansen, a Ph.D. student from Stockholm, will talk about her experience in a network for physics students in Norway.
  3. Josi Schinzel, the CERN Equal Opportunity Officer will talk about her mandate and her experience.
  4. Fabiola Gianotti will discuss her experience in Atlas and share with us what kind of efforts the Atlas management has been making to ensure adequate gender representation.

We will send more definite information closer to the meeting date.

The Atlas Women mailing list

The Atlas Women mailing list was generated from the CERN database. Some 332 names came up. This new mailing list is called atlas-women@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch. If you do not wish to have your name on this mailing list, you can unsubscribe from

or if you know someone else who should be, please add her name from there as well.

How to join this effort

If you would like to actively participate in the organization of the group and/or the first meeting, please contact either of the women whose name appears below:

Engin Arik, Bogazici University, Turkey


Paula Eerola, Lund University, Sweden


Pauline Gagnon, Indiana University, IN, USA

 pauline.gagnon@cern.ch e-mail  

Kerstin Jon-And, Stockholm University, Sweden


Christine Kourkoumelis, Univ. of Athens, Greece


Anna Lipniacka, Bergen University, Norway


A few statistics on women in Atlas

total men % men women % women
whole collaboration (10/2005) 2622 2290 87.3% 332 12.7%
physics group conveners (2002-05) 56 43 76.8% 13 23.2%
project leaders (2002-05) ~24 ~24 100% 0 0%

-- PaulineGagnon - 01 Dec 2005

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