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.
Latin American Women in Mathematics met in July 11-15 2016, Barranquilla, Colombia during the Fifth Latin American Congress of Mathematics. The aim is to establish a network of women mathematicians in the region. Here is a YouTube video of the event.
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.
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).
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.
For ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, 2 of the 6 prize committees are being chaired by women mathematicians.
Chern Medal Award: Caroline Series
ICM Emmy Noether Lecture : Irene Fonseca
Congratulations to Professor Series and Professor Fonseca for their appointments.
Additional information about the prizes can be found here on the IMU website.
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.
Additional information about Professor Series, Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, can be found in the official announcement from the LMS.
Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM)
is holding its annual conference at the University of Hyderabad, India 29, 30 June & 1 July 2016.
The IWM’s distinguished woman visitor Nalini Joshi from University of Sydney, Australia has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the most recent Queen’s Birthday Honours in Australia.
RIddhi Shah, IWM Convenor.
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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org