Claudia Eberlein

Professor of Theoretical Physics

Claudia Eberlein

I am the Dean of the School of Science and currently the only female Dean in the University.

I have very little time outside my work, but what time I have I usually spend with my two children who are 16 and 12 years old. If there is any time left at all, then I love going cycling on my road bike.

We have come a long way since the days when women weren't able to own property, vote in elections, or get a university degree, but we have also still a very long way to go. The gender pay gap data now available has provided undeniable proof that positions of power are still overwhelmingly occupied by men in most walks of life. We need to change that, and International Women's Day is one of the occasions when we should celebrate successes as well as identify challenges to be tackled on the way to true equality of genders.