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Paper: Implicit Bias in Physics as a Barrier in Astronomy
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 75
Authors: Kilburn, M.
Abstract: The lack of diversity in physics is a known problem, and the field suffers from a stronger gender bias than other sciences. Due to physics requirements for astronomy students, and combination of P&A departments, the same implicit bias that prevents non-dominant groups from thriving in physics also creates a barrier for astronomy undergraduate and graduate students. This SIG will discuss published research on implicit bias in multiple contexts (classrooms, graduate recruiting, hiring faculty, and university policies) with respect to how it hinders diversity within the field of astronomy.
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