International Day for Women and Girls in Science

11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS).

On this day, women in scientific professions are celebrated worldwide - and we want to show girls and young women how versatile and exciting research can be.

Studying physics is the key to a special world: At the Max Planck Institute for Physics, we explore particles and the mysterious processes in the universe. Other disciplines deal with quantum optics, nuclear fusion, solid state physics or biophysics, to name just a few examples.

With a physics degree, however, you can pursue a career in more than just research. Our graduates are also sought after employees in the private sector and work in interesting professions with good development opportunities.

How do you become a physicist? How is the course of study structured, what specializations are there? What can you expect during your studies - and afterwards?

Our physicists will be happy to answer your questions: You can come to the MPP, talk to them on the phone or chat in a video call.

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Please indicate your preferred dates for a visit, a phone or video conversation and your age.

Our female scientists do research on many topics in particle physics: structure of the universe, dark matter, neutrino physics, quantum field theory, string theory, and also astrophysics. If you have questions about a particular research topic, let us know!

Who is talking to you?

  • Iris Abt ( German, english)
  • Anna Bertolini (German, English, Italian)
  • Francesca Capel (English)
  • Sara Ditsch (German, English)
  • Babette Döbrich (German, English)
  • Lea Heckmann (German, English)
  • Sandra Kortner (German, Croatian, English)
  • Antonela Matijašić (English, Croatian)
  • Federica Petricca (English, Italian)
  • Francesca Pucci (English, Italian)
  • Lena Saurenhaus (German, English)
  • Kumrie Shera (English, Albanian)
  • Vanessa Zema (English, Italian)