In 2016, the UN declared 11 February as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields.

Our Collaborative Research Center unifies researchers from diverse fields with a common shared interest to investigate isolated quantum systems and universality in extreme conditions. For our success it is of great importance that we foster an inclusive working environment, where everyone is treated respectfully. We believe science is a diverse endeavor: diversity provides new impulses, ideas, perspectives, and innovation. Gender equality has always been a core issue for our Collaborative Research Centre.  Therefore, we are celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, using the occasion to emphasize our welcome of all members of CRC ISO QUANT, irrespective of their gender.