Statement by LGBTQ CERN: 7 October 2018
Along with the rest of the CERN community, we recently became aware of Prof. Alessandro Strumia’s sexist and offensive presentation on women in physics at a conference hosted by CERN. We appreciate the actions taken thus far by the institutions with which Prof. Strumia has been affiliated. In our view, Prof. Strumia’s presentation is an example of the cherry-picked data, shoddy statistics, faulty reasoning, and airing of personal grudges that usually afflict this type of “scholarship.” This presentation was neither science nor an exercise in academic freedom. It was merely an attempt to use the trappings of science to advance a regressive and deeply harmful ideological agenda. We stand with the women in science who have been maligned by Prof. Strumia, including the colleagues he targeted by name in his presentation. We stand with the LGBTQ people who were denigrated by his attempts to minimize the bias experienced by LGBTQ people in physics. LGBTQ CERN will always support diversity in physics and work to ensure that women, LGBTQ people, and other underrepresented groups are welcome in this field.
This is a statement by LGBTQ CERN and does not reflect the views of CERN.
We are a CERN-recognized Informal Network seeking to provide a welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, genderqueer and other LGBTQ individuals at CERN. Friends and allies are welcome!
Meet us for lunch weekly at 12 noon in Restaurant 1 (day of the week varies): outdoors or in the newer wing (Room 501-R-051). Look for the rainbow flag!
We have regular social events. To learn more, join our confidential mailing list by emailing lgbt[dot]secretary[at]cern[dot]ch.
LGBTQ CERN en Français
Nous sommes un “réseau informel” reconnu par le CERN cherchant à offrir une communauté accueillante pour les personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles et transgenres, intersexuées, asexuées, de genres fluides et toute autre personnes LGBTQ au CERN. Ami.e.s et allié.e.s sont les bienvenu.e.s !
Retrouvez-nous pour manger chaque semaine au Restaurant 1, en extérieur ou dans la zone “IKEA” (salle 501-R-051). Cherchez le drapeau arc-en-ciel !
Nous organisons souvent des activités sociales ! Joignez notre liste de diffusion confidentielle: envoyer un mail à lgbt[point]secretary[arobase]cern[point]ch.
Week of 8 October 2018:
LUNCH: Wednesday at 12:45 in Restaurant 1. We will be inside the new part of Restaurant 1. Look for the rainbow flag.
DRINKS: Friday at 20:30 with the GotMilk? group at Le Phare.
FILM FESTIVAL: The 2018 edition of the Everybody’s Perfect Queer Film Festival will take place in Geneva from 12-21 October. You can find more information here: https://www.everybodysperfect.ch/ . LGBTQ CERN will try to organize trips to some of the films.
DÉJEUNER: Mercredi à 12h45 au restaurant 1. Cherchez le drapeau LGBTQ.
BOISSONS: Vendredi à 20h30 au Phare avec le groupe GotMilk? .
FESTIVAL DU FILM: Everybody’s Perfect, un festival des films LGBTQ, sera de 12 à 21 octobre Genève. Vous pouvez trouver plus d’informations ici: https://www.everybodysperfect.ch/.