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Gender equity issues in astronomy: Facts, fiction, and what the adaptive optics community can do to close the gap

d'Orgeville, Celine; Rigaut, Francois; Maddison, Sarah T; Masciadri, Elena

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Gender equality in modern societies is a topic that never fails to raise passion and controversy, in spite of the large body of research material and studies currently available to inform the general public and scientists alike. This paper brings the gender equity and equality discussion on the Adaptive Optics community doorstep. Its aim is threefold: (1) Raising awareness about the gender gap in science and astronomy in general, and in Adaptive Optics in particular; (2) Providing a snapshot of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65413
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol 9148
DOI: 10.1117/12.2059088

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