The Current Status of Female Physicists in Ecuador

Silvana Guitarra, Paola Ayala

Although the number of female physicists in Ecuador is still relatively low, many of them have already obtained a postgraduate degree abroad. The return of these women to the country has begun to have a positive effect on the discipline as whole. In particular, the fields of particle physics, biophysics, and condensed matter have experienced significant development in the last few years. The policies for networking and collaboration among local and international universities have changed radically in Ecuador, a country with limited resources. This paper provides the 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics with an overview of the work of Ecuadorian female physicists and the changes in laws that aid the development of science in general.

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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103010 History of physics
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Physics and Astronomy(all)
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