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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 reading group (on Moss-Racusin et al 2012; PAB 102/103, 12-1:30pm; lunch provided)
Nicole Cabrera Salazar: Retaining People of Color in STEM (PAB 102/103, 3:30pm)
E&I graduate meeting: graduate admissions
Tim Wise public talk at CEMEX Auditorium, 4pm
E&I graduate meeting: open house actions

News and updates

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

Past E&I seminars

Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Making A Physicist With Jazz
Brian Nord, 'Wool over our eyes: the effect of systemic biases in our research environments'
Brian Beckford, 'Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education'


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.