El 11 Febrer es celebrarà el Dia Internacional de les Dones i les Nenes en la Ciència amb l'Acte "Dones en la recerca científica" a l' Aula Enric Cassases de les Facultats de Física i Química de 15-17:30h.
15:00-16:00 Seminari a càrrec de Dra. Roberta Sinatra (Assistant professor, ITU Copenhagen)
Title: Quantifying the biases of scientific success
Abstract: Performance, also referred to as quality of fitness, represents the objective achievements of an individual, like the winning record of an athlete or the body of work of a scientist. In contrast, success, also referred to as impact, popularity, or visibility, is a collective phenomenon, indicating a community’s reaction to an individual’s performance. Why is the difference between performance and success important? Because in many areas of human activity, we often rely on success to measure performance - especially in science, where citations and visibility are constantly used to gauge quality, to assign recognition, and to allocate resources. Yet, success is strongly susceptible to effects that have NOTHING to do with performance, like gender or reputation. In this talk, we study success and impact in science, and ask: What is the role of luck in achieving high impact? What is the effect of gender and reputation on success? Can we model the different career evolution of male and female scientists? Based on the premise that success is a collective phenomenon, we use the tools of network science, data science, and computational social science to provide quantitative answers to these questions.
Bio: Roberta Sinatra is Assistant Professor at IT University of Copenhagen, and holds visiting positions at ISI (Turin, Italy) and Complexity Science Hub (Vienna, Austria). Her research is at the forefront of network science, data science and computational social science. Currently, she spends particular attention on the analysis and modeling of dynamics that lead to the collective phenomenon of success, with focus on science and art, and on data-for-good applications. Roberta completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Physics at the University of Catania, Italy, and was first a postdoctoral fellow, then a research faculty at the Center for Complex Network Research of Northeastern University (Boston MA, USA). Her research has been published in general audience journals such as Nature and Science, and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, The Guardian, The Washington Post, among other major media outlets.
16:00-17:00 Debat amb les ponents:
Dra. Roberta Sinatra (Assistant professor, ITU Copenhagen)
Dra. Joaquina Álvarez Marrón (CSIC-Jaume Almera)
Dra. Núria Salan Ballesteros (UPC)
Organitzadors: (ordre alfabètic) Facultat de Biologia Facultat de Física Facultat de Ciències de la Terra Facultat de Química Institut de Ciències del Cosmos Universitat de Barcelona (ICCUB) Institut of Complex Systems-Universitat de Barcelona (UBICS) Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (IN2UB) Institut de Recerca de l'Aigua-Universitat de Barcelona (IdRA) Institut de Recerca GEOMODELS The Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona (IQTCUB)