This blog is managed by:

Artemis Spyrou

Associate Professor of Physics

August 2, 2017

Photo credit: Ola Saether

The person and the path: Tell us about your personal and professional path to get where you are.

My name is Ann-Cecilie Larsen, 37 years old, and I am a research associate in nuclear astrophysics at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway. I am married and have two kids, six and eight years old. Currently I am holding a Starting Grant from the European Research Council funding my research project, which deals with how the heavy elements we find in our solar system have been and are created in extreme astrophysical environments. Simply said, my project team and I are researching how nuclei behave at the same temperatures they will encounter inside stars, exploding stars...

June 2, 2017

Every week I get at least one invitation to an event, a meeting, a workshop, that aims at finding an answer to the question: “How can we increase the participation of women in science?”. I’ve been to many meetings, I’ve had many discussions, I talked to women who made it and to women who chose not to stay; I am a woman in science for heaven's sake. Despite all that, I’ll tell you upfront that if you are here for an answer, I don’t have one. Not an easy one at least. Not one that will change things overnight. I’ll tell you my own story. I’ll tell you how I made it through, in the hopes that some women will read this and will get some ideas for themselves. But more importantly in the hopes that some of the m...

Please reload

  • Grey Twitter Icon

This is a new blog. More stories and interviews coming soon...