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Online film screening: Picture a Scientist

The film PICTURE A SCIENTIST will be available to watch between Jan. 31st and Feb. 2nd, followed by a panel discussion on Friday 5th February at 15.00–16.30.

The Section for Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Gender Academy at Stockholm University are hosting an online film screening of PICTURE A SCIENTIST, available to watch between January 31st and February 2nd, followed by a panel discussion on Friday 5th February at 15.0016.30.

movie poster, illustration with scientists doing differents things


PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

You can read more about the film and watch the trailer at

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Sign up here to join the film screening

When you have signed up you will be added to a Slack space, which will give details on how to access the movie through a custom link and login as well as provide a forum for discussion. We encourage you to submit questions to the panel in advance! You will have 72 hours from Jan 31st to watch the film at your leisure before the panel discussion.

Panel discussion

Our panel will consist of: Anna Sobek (ACES, SU), Berit Olofsson (Dep. Chemistry, SU), Barbara Wohlfarth (Dep. Geological Sciences, SU), Elena Gomez Diaz (IPBLN-CSIC, Spain), Jerker Jarsjö (Dep. Physical Geography, SU), Joakim Edsjö (Dep. Physics, SU), Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede (Biology and Biological Engineering department, Chalmers).
The panel discussion will take place on Friday 5th February at 15.0016.30. Information and links for how to join the panel discussion will be emailed after you have signed up for the screening.
This event is open to everyone, including scientists from other fields so feel free to invite colleagues and friends.