Check out the final awareness program of @qturnworkshop #QTURN20: this year, we will have 6 sessions about #science & #media, #MentalHealth in #research, #SafeSpaces in #Science, #disability in #academia, the Black community in academia, and #ethics in science
Science & media: On quantum hype and responsible communication
Tue, Nov 24, 9:00 CET
Tara Roberson @_tiamaree
The ‘second quantum revolution’ has been the subject of substantial speculation and media hype.
In this talk, we will discuss different aspects of quantum hype and discuss how we might responsibly communicate about quantum technologies.
Mental Health in Scientific Research
Wed, Nov 25, 2pm – 3pm
An interview with Michelle Reynolds, Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, Cognitive Analytic Therapist & senior supervisor.
moderated by Dr. Senaida Hernández Santana:
Michelle's core profession is Social Work having specialised in Adult and Child psychiatry. Currently, Head of the Staff Counselling Centre at the University of Cambridge, and Assistant Director at the Health, Safety, and Regulated Facilities Division.
Science is Not a Safe Space
Wed, Nov 25, 19:00 CET
In this session, Sarah Kaiser will speak about tools to build inclusive scientific communities that are also safe spaces.
This will be followed by a Q+A panel with Sarah, Emma Chapman @DrEOChapman and Ruth Oulton
@ruthoulton, moderated by Juani Bermejo-Vega
@queenofquanta, on safe spaces and how to build safe science communities.
Disability and Academia
Thu, Nov 26, 9:20 CET
Sofia Qvafort @sqvarfort
What's it like to work as a physicist when you have a disability? In my talk, I will tell you about my experiences of studying and working as a researcher while being visually impaired
In my talk, I will tell you about my experiences of studying and working as a researcher while being visually impaired. I will also discuss the barriers to disabled researchers in the current academic landscape and
discussing things we can all do together to improve the situation for disabled researchers.
Black Community in Academia
Thu, Nov 26, 14:00 CET
With Dr. Bárbara Rosa, Dr. Carlos Parra @parcabeto, Prof. Katemari Rosa, Dr. Mathys Rennela @drmathys_, Assoc. Prof. Cornelius Mduduzi Masuku, Dr. Juan David González Caldero @jdgcalderon
Dr. Bárbara Rosa will speak about Science and racism - Racism as a systematic problem
Prof. Katemari Rosa will speak about Decolonizing science: rethinking human knowledge and intellectuality
Dr. Mathys Rennela @drmathys_ will speak about Challenges faced by Black academics in Europe
Assoc. Prof. Cornelius Mduduzi Masuku will speak about Support for first-generation college students. (Most black students struggle with a lot of issues in college and lack support on various fronts, be it Academic support – from
Professors and Staff; or Financial support – from Scholarships or Companies or Family; or Social support; etc. I’m planning to touch on these and highlight some coping mechanisms and survival strategies and also encourage discussion on these.)
Dr. Juan David González Caldero @jdgcalderon will speak about The absence of black people in academia in Colombia: A proof of the structural racism and inequality
Ethics in Quantum Research
Fri, Nov 27, 7:40 CET
Emma McKay (they/them) @electroweak
Quantum tech has big ethical problems, which are also ecological and political.
I'll talk about what makes an ethical system useful and consider our current systems in light of some case studies in quantum tech.
Remember, you do not need to be a quantum expert to enjoy these talks! We encourage participation from attendees of all backgrounds.

We do ask you to register freely for the event here, last call today, Anywhere on Earth:

We look forward to meet you!

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18 Nov 19
You can now submit invited speaker suggestions for the #QTURN20 #QuantumInformation workshop, Chennai, India? #QTURN20 will have a Quantum Science Program and an Awareness Program. (Multiple) suggestions can be submitted via this Google until Dec 13, 2019:…
Q-turn's Quantum Science Program highlights top-quality work on quantum information, computation and foundations (both theoretical and experimental): researchers from these fields and intersecting ones are welcome to submit their work.
Q-turn's Awareness Program promotes #diversity, #equity, #inclusion, #intersectionality, #LaborRights, #health and #responsibleresearch in #quantumscience and #qtech. It consists of talks and discussions on issues affecting the quantum scientific community.
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