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26.05.2017

Gender bias in astronomy quantified

Numerous studies and anecdotal accounts support the notion that scientific work performed by women is treated differently from that of their male peers. Seeking to quantify such gender bias, three ETH PhD students have performed a systematic study of more than 200,000 astronomy publications. The result is unequivocal: papers with female lead authors received on average some 10% fewer citations than similar papers with male lead authors. Read more 

20.04.2017

"The Exoplanet and the search for life"

ETH astrophysicist Kevin Schawinski speaks on Swiss Radio SRF about exoplanets and the search for biology outside our solar system. Read more 

05.04.2017

2017 MERAC Prize to Kevin Schawinski

The 2017 MERAC Prize of the European Astronomical Society for the Best Early Career Researcher in Observational Astrophysics goes to ETH astrophysicist Kevin Schawinski. Read more 

16.02.2017

"HST and Beyond" Report honoured with the 2017 Carl Sagan Memorial Award

The American Astronautical Society has awarded the 2017 Carl Sagan Memorial Award to the AURA "HST & Beyond Committee", of which Professor Simon Lilly was a member. Read more 

13.01.2017

2017 Herschel Medal awarded to Simon Lilly

The Royal Astronomical Society (UK) has announced today that this year the Herschel Medal is awarded to ETH professor Simon Lilly.   Read more 

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