Monica Dunford

Monica Dunford is a CERN Post-doctoral Research Fellow based at CERN in Geneva. She works on the ATLAS detector’s Trigger system and investigates W and Z interactions in proton-proton collisions.

The power of perception

If you ask a child to draw a physicist, they’ll usually draw you a disheveled man in a lab coat. But looking around the hundreds of physicists eating lunch at CERN today, I saw many women, only one or two that could be classified as disheveled, and zero lab coats. Yet this image persists.

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