Getting girls in science: Shohini Ghose heads the Center for Women in Science



Meet TED 2014 Fellow Shohini Ghose, a theoretical physicist who examines how the laws of quantum mechanics may be harnessed to develop next-generation computers and novel protocols like teleportation.

Shohini is currently an associate physics professor at Wilfrid Laurier University where she is also the Director of the Centre for Women in Science. The center’s mission is to build a strong community for women in science as well as the mathematical social sciences through research, action and communication. It provides grants to female scientists and to scholars studying the role of women in the sciences. In addition, the center organizes seminars, workshops and conferences, developes partnerships with other educational institutions and with industry, facilitates networking and mentoring opportunities for female scientists, and supports community outreach to female youth considering careers in science.

Learn more about the mission of the Center for Women in Science at Wilfrid Laurier University: