CWM announces 2017 funding call

CWM CALL 2017.

CWM invites proposals for funding of up to €3000 for activities or initiatives taking place in 2017, aimed at either: (a) Establishing or supporting networks for women in mathematics, preferably at the continental or regional level, and with priority given to networks in developing or emerging countries; or (b) Organizing a mathematical school open to all with all women speakers and mainly women organisers; or (c) Other ideas for researching and/or addressing issues encountered by women in mathematics. Application deadline 15 December, 2016. For more details see here.

Gender representation on Maths editorial boards

Just appeared: An interesting article

Gender Representation on Journal Editorial Boards in the Mathematical Sciences by Chad M. Topaz and Shilad Sen. PLOS ONE August 18, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161357

From the abstract: Women are known to comprise approximately 15% of tenure-stream faculty positions in doctoral-granting mathematical sciences departments in the United States. Compared to this group, we find that 8.9% of the 13067 editorships in our study are held by women ……  Our findings provide the first measure of gender distribution on editorial boards in the mathematical sciences, offer insights that suggest future studies in the mathematical sciences, and introduce new methods that enable large-scale studies of gender distribution in other fields.

CWM has second meeting

The second meeting of the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics took place in the IMU offices in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2016. The main subjects for discussion were, 1) subject based research networks for female mathematicians, as supported by AWM, 2) brief reports on the CWM funded activities in 2016, 3) discussion of possible new activities for 2017, 4) a report on (WM)^2 and CWM at ICM Rio 2018, 5) a possible project to collect data on the gender gap in mathematics in cooperation with other scientists, 6) the CWM website and email contact list, and 7) a new call for activities to be funded by CWM in 2017.

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CWM’s second meeting. Left to Right: John Toland (EC liaison), Karen Vogtmann (for Kristin Lauter), Caroline Series, Shreemayee Bora (for Sujatha Ramdorai), Marie-Françoise Roy, Sunsook Noh, Bill Barton, Marie Françoise Ouedraogo.  Photo by Gerhard Telschow (IMU staff).

Betül Tanbay (Istanbul) and Beatrice Pelloni (Edinburgh) are elected to the Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society

During the weekend of 16 July, 2016, the Council of the European Mathematical Society convened at the Humboldt University in Berlin and elected 5 members at large of the executive committee for the next 4 years.  Among the elected members were two women mathematicians, Betül Tanbay (Istanbul) and Beatrice Pelloni (Edinburgh).

 

Congratulations to Professor Tanbay and Professor Pelloni.

 

The official announcement can be found here on the European Mathematical Society web site.

London Maths Society announces Caroline Series FRS as President-Designate

On 1 July, 2016, The London Mathematical Society announced Caroline Series FRS, as its President-Designate.  She will become the 80th President of the society and only the third woman president to serve in one of the most prestigious and historical mathematical societies in the world,  founded in 1865.  The first woman President was Dame Mary Cartwright who served from 1961 to 1963 and the second was Dame Frances Kirwan FRS who served from 2003 to 2005.  Professor Series will begin her term as President in November, 2017.

Congratulations to Professor Series, who is also currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics.

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Additional information about Professor Series, Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, can be found in the official announcement from the LMS.

Women in Maths activities in European Congress, Berlin

EWM and the EMS Women in Maths committee has organised a number of activities in connection with the 7th European Congress of Mathematics in  Berlin, July 2016.

The activities will take place on Sunday July 17th and Wednesday July 20th.

On Sunday there will  be five 50 minutes survey/colloquium style lectures by outstanding young women mathematicians. The EWM General Assembly will take place on Sunday 17 july from 16,30 to 17,30, after a presentation on math publications illustrating the gender gap in mathematics.

On Wednesday 20 July there will be a Public Lecture by Alessandra Celletti  (University of Roma Tor Vergata): Chaotic routes that shaped the universe: a history of some outstanding women scientists, and the Opening of the Exhibition: Women mathematicians in Europe. A gallery of portraits

For full details see here.

Registration: If you plan to attend any of these events you are kindly asked to register in advance.  Registration is free of charge.

Female mathematicians and physicists in Rio issue declaration

A group of female participants in the 31st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics that took place in Rio de Janeiro JUne 2016 have issued a statement about the difficulties they face, see here.

This text was written by two young women physicists who took part in an informal meeting which brought together around 20 women participants. This group of women hopes that the declaration can serve as a starting point for further actions by female physicists and mathematicians in Latin America. Sylvie Paycha was one of the organisers of the meeting.

You are welcome to send comments to the group of authors of this text:

Mujeres/Mulheres en/em Fisica y/e Matematica latinoamericanas : mfmla@cbpf.br