Prof. Prabha Mandayam, faculty of the department of physics, shares her academic journey, her opinion on status of women in science and current state of quantum information and computing.
Is there a sign of hope in this? For one thing, after the Delhi rape case, people who earlier dismissed articles like this as ‘women’s stuff’ are now reading and getting involved, trying to understand what happened.
In the aftermath of the particularly gruesome rape in the national capital in December, Delhi’s streets spilt over as more and more of its inhabitants joined the numerous vigils and protests that followed it. the anger and pain were real. The fear in our girls was real. The shame the nation felt as we heard about her death was real. Healing, and through it, a solution begins with talking about it. With this in mind, Mitr, on 2nd February, held a discussion on sexual violence. A reassuring number of men turned up for the talk, during the course of which we had six speakers.
The first step in solving any problem is acknowledging its existence. To that effect, T5E attempts to document the various aspects of our campus culture that bother female students, by engaging some of them in a group discussion.