Invitation to Participate in Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing and Natural Scientists

Published: 11 Jun 2018
An ESO conference in Garching

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists, recently launched by the project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?”. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration led by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), supported by the International Council for Science (ICSU) over the triennium 2017–2019, and endorsed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), one of the main partners in the project.

The survey is available in seven languages (English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese – simply choose your language on the first page of the survey). The data are being collected by the non-profit Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics. Responses to this survey are voluntary, and your individual information will be held in strict confidence.

It is only by hearing from as many people as possible that we can understand the worldwide situation for people in these fields. Please forward this invitation to people of all genders who have studied or worked in mathematics, computing, natural sciences, or the history and philosophy of science and technology. Please only take part in the survey once. The survey will remain open until the end of October 2018.

This invitation is being sent on behalf of the project coordinators: Marie-Francoise Roy (IMU) and Mei-Hung Chiu (IUPAC). Further information is available from Francesca Primas, the Chair of the IAU Working Group “Women in Astronomy” and IAU Representative on the Gender Gap in Science project.