‘Physics was built by men’: Cern scientist’s remark sparks fury

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‘Physics was built by men’: Cern scientist’s remark sparks fury

Prof Alessandro Strumia called ‘highly offensive’ after claiming male scientists are discriminated against

A senior Italian scientist has sparked fury by saying in a presentation at Cern, the European nuclear research centre in Geneva, that physics was “invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”.

Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University claimed during a seminar on gender issues in physics that male scientists were being discriminated against because of ideology.

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