Inclusion and Diversity in Physics

The Focus group on Inclusion and Diversity in Physics involves Anna Boyksen Fellow Dr. Sara Lucatello (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova) and her Host Prof. Laura Fabbietti (TUM). It aims at examining the conscious and unconscious biases affecting the selection and evaluation systems in natural sciences, and in particular in Physics and Astronomy in Germany, and implements initiatives aimed at improving the climate of the natural science departments at TUM and other research institutions in Munich. Creating a fair system and a welcoming environment, which allows access to and advancement in a scientific career based only on talent and merit is a fundamental step in improving diversity, which is linked to innovation. This is of crucial importance at this time, as the next decade will see a large influx of second-generation immigrants  in postsecondary education, due to the still ongoing migratory wave that started a few years ago.

Publications by the Focus Group

2022

  • Schiappacasse-Ulloa, J; Lucatello, Sara; Rain, M J; Pietrinferni, Adriano: Lithium abundances as a tracer of asymptotic giant branch star pollution in the globular cluster NGC 6752. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 511 (1), 2022, 231-240 more…

2021

  • Zhang, R.; Lucatello, S.; Bragaglia, A.; Carrera, R.; Spina, L.; Alonso-Santiago, J.; Andreuzzi, G.; Casali, G.; Carretta, E.; Frasca, A.; Fu, X.; Magrini, L.; Origlia, L.; D’Orazi, V.; Vallenari, A.: Stellar Population Astrophysics (SPA) with TNG. Astronomy & Astrophysics 654, 2021, A77 more…

2019

  • Gratton, Raffaele; Bragaglia, Angela; Carretta, Eugenio; D’Orazi, Valentina; Lucatello, Sara; Sollima, Antonio: What is a globular cluster? An observational perspective. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review 27 (1), 2019 more…

2018

  • Carretta, Eugenio; Bragaglia, Angela; Lucatello, Sara; Gratton, Raffaele G.; D'Orazi, Valentina; Sollima, Antonio: Aluminium abundances in five discrete stellar populations of the globular cluster NGC 2808. Astronomy & Astrophysics 615, 2018, A17 more…
  • Jermak, Helen E.; Lucatello, Sara; Woods, Paul: Equity and diversity in astronomy. Nature Astronomy 2 (7), 2018, 523-524 more…