Monthly Archives: June 2016

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 :

IWM distinguished visitor Nalini Joshi awarded Order of Australia

Congratulations to Nalini Joshi, Univeristy of Sydney, who in June 2016 received the top honour of Officer of the Order of Australia  for her distinguished service to mathematical science and tertiary education as an academic, author and researcher, to professional societies, and as a role model and mentor of young mathematicians.  The honour was given to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.

Nalini Joshi is one of the distinguished visitors for the 2016 Indian Women in Maths activity. She will be attending the IWM annual conference in Hyderabad as well as going to Tirupati and Vijayawada to give lectures. Her visit is partly sponsored by CWM as part of its 2016 funding calland partly by NBHM.

Nalini was also the London Mathematical Society’s Hardy Lecturer in 2015.

Women of Mathematics throughout Europe: a gallery of portraits.


The exhibition project Women of Mathematics throughout Europe: a gallery of portraits  has recently opened its website

The official opening will take place at 18:30 on Wednesday July 20th in the Mathematics
Library of the Technical University of Berlin. It is part of several activities for  women in mathematics organized by EWM at ECM Berlin on Sunday and Wednesday, see here.