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Gillian Gehring - My Life as a Physicist

  • Mott Lecture Theatre - Physics Building BS8 1TL (map)

On the 16th November Emeritus Prof. Gillian Gehring of Sheffield University will be coming to give a talk titled:  'My Life as a Physicist'.

Gillian Gehring is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. To date the only woman to have held a position of Professor of Physics at Sheffield and the second woman ever in the UK to hold a professorship in Physics.

Unusually for physicists, Gillian has contributed greatly to both experimental and theoretical projects and as a result is a distinguished international research leader in magnetism. Her work now focuses on magnetism and orbital ordering, particularly in oxides and has active international collaborations with groups in the USA, Russia, China, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. 

Gillian has been an unwavering advocate for women in science and has tirelessly campaigned for gender equality in the sciences nationally and internationally. She was awarded the OBE in the 2005 Birthday Honours for services to Physics and to Equal Opportunities. As well as this she was awarded honorary membership of the Institute of Physics and the Mott Medal for her seminal contributions to magnetism.

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