The high cost of being a woman in science

 作者:胥晷绅     |      日期:2019-03-01 02:07:00
By Seirian Sumner and Nathalie Pettorelli What can we do to stop women leaving science? Use evolutionary biology to explain the problem for a start THREE scientists meet in the cafe of a British university to discuss a candidate they are about to put through a PhD viva. So far, so normal. What is extraordinary is that all three are women. The UK odds of three randomly selected mid-career scientists being women are currently 1 in 91, as opposed to a 1-in-2 chance for male scientists of equivalent standing. Women are not only a rare commodity in science,