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Equity and Inclusion

The mission of the Stanford Physics Department is to produce groundbreaking physics in a climate that values the contributions of and encourages participation from all groups of physicists and potential physicists.

Our vision is that our department should be a world leader not only in producing groundbreaking intellectual achievements in physics, but also in training future generations of physicists who are representative of the diversity of populations of Stanford, of California, of the US, and of the world. We envision a community where all members are supported to succeed and enabled to do their best work.

Upcoming and recent events

E&I spring quarter seminar: Angie Little (3pm; details TBA)
E&I reading group (details TBA; lunch provided)
The Diversity Bonus—How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy (VPGE Diversity Works)
E&I reading group (12-1:30p, Krista Lynne Smith on impostor syndrome; PAB 102/103, lunch provided)
Harassment in the Lab: Institutional Betrayal as a Barrier for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE Ventures Research Roundtable)

News and updates

We recently introduced a reading group, meeting every one or two months for the foreseeable future. See here for details.

Past E&I seminars

Dr Nicole Cabrera Salazar, Retaining People of Color in STEM
Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Making A Physicist With Jazz


We maintain a list of support resources within Stanford and beyond, for everyone from students and postdocs to faculty and staff.

We also maintain a page of references for those interested in learning more about equity and inclusion in physics and more generally in STEM.