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Cern scientist: ‘Physics built by men – not by invitation’

  • Cern scientist: ‘Physics built by men – not by invitation’

A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics, the BBC has learned.

  • Pallab Ghosh
  • BBC

At a workshop organised by Cern, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”.

Ser 1aHe said male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideology rather than merit.

He was speaking at a workshop in Geneva on gender and high energy physics.

Prof Strumia has since defended his comments, saying he…

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