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Scientists condemn professor morally reprehensible’ talk

More than 250 scientists have so far signed a statement condemning the remarks of the Italian researcher who stated that physics was “built by men”.

Prof Alessandro Strumia presented an analysis to an audience of predominantly young female physicists which he claimed “proved” women were less capable at the subject than men.

The statement at particlesforjustice.org says Prof Strumia’s talk was “fundamentally unsound” and was “followed by open discrimination and personal attacks”.

In response, Prof Strumia told BBC News that the high-energy physics community was about 100 times bigger than the number that have so far signed the statement.

He said that the signatories “mostly come from those countries more affected by political correctness, which I indicated as the problem. This is what leads to academicians that want (to get) others fired for having ‘morally reprehensible’ ideas”.

The Pisa University-affiliated researcher made his comments – first reported by the BBC – during a workshop at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) – the lab on the Franco-Swiss border that discovered the Higgs Boson. Read more

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Scientists condemn professor morally reprehensible’ talk

More than 250 scientists have so far signed a statement condemning the remarks of the Italian researcher who stated that physics was “built by men”.

Scientists condemn professor’s ‘morally reprehensible’ talk

More than 250 scientists have so far signed a statement condemning the remarks of the Italian researcher who stated that physics was “built by men”.

Scientists condemn professor’s ‘morally reprehensible’ talk

More than 250 scientists have so far signed a statement condemning the remarks of the Italian researcher who stated that physics was “built by men”.

Scientists condemn professor’s ‘morally reprehensible’ talk

More than 250 scientists have so far signed a statement condemning the remarks of the Italian researcher who stated that physics was “built by men”.