Alessandro Strumia, Senior Physics Lecturer at veritable CERN research institute, committed a sacrilege and was promptly suspended. He spoke in a response to a workshop on gender issues1 organized by CERN.
A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics, the BBC has learned.
At a workshop organized by CERN, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”.
It is highly offensive. But is it true? Do we always need to cite Madam Curie, who else is left? Where is the discussion about the truth of his statements and Alessandro Strumia’s evidence?
He said male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideology rather than merit. [Continue at the informative but biased BBC article Cern scientist: ‘Physics built by men – not by invitation’]
Strumia has some interesting evidence, cited by the BBC in part and in more detail in the slides to Alessandro Strumia’s contentious speech