The CWM led Gender Gap Project has just launched its own website with news and up to date information.
We are very deeply saddened by the news that Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields medal, passed away today, Saturday July 15th 2017, at the age of 40.
A brilliant mathematician, she has been an inspiration to so many. She will be sorely missed. Our condolences to her family and friends.
Her beautiful mathematics will stand as a memorial long after those of us who have had the privilege of knowing her personally are gone.
Various links with tributes and information on her life and career can be found on the EWM website here.
For a page of tributes set up by the AMS see here.
Here is an interview with Maryam in the Guardian from August 2014, together with some more links and here is an obituary by Martin Bridson, July 2017.
A very nice and informative interview by Erica Klarreich which appeared in Quanta magazine in 2014 is here.
The Iranian Women’s section of the Iranian Mathematical Society will be holding its first meeting on August 21, 2017, in Bu-Ali Sina University which is in Hamedan, a city in the west of Iran.
The meeting is open to all Iranian Women Mathematicians. It is sponsored by CWM.
For more details see the Iranian Mathematical Society website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EWM and the EMS Women in Mathematics Committee are pleased to invite proposals for a one week summer school at the Institut Mittag Leffler in Stockholm in summer 2018.
There are places for up to 28 participants. The Institut will cover lodging and a meal allowance for everyone, and there is some travel money available. The school should be on a
focussed topic of current importance and open to PhD students and post-docs of both sexes.
A special feature of the summer school is that there will be a much larger than usual involvement by women. We expect that most or all of the members of the organising committee, at least half the participants, and if possible the lecturers, should be female.
The exact dates will have to be negotiated with the Institut. The EMS is supportive of this project and it is expected that some funding for travel will be available. Help and advice will be available
from the Oversight Committee.
Proposals, which should be framed according to the guidelines (see attached), should be sent electronically as a pdf file to email@example.com with a copy
to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 July 2017. They will be selected on the basis of their scientific merit and the extent to which they fulfill the aims of the guidelines2018.
Chair of the Oversight Committee
Many congratulations to Claire Voisin who jointly with Janos Kollar has won the 2017 Shaw prize in Mathematics for their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach.
The Shaw Prize consists of three annual prizes: Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences, each bearing a monetary award of US$1.2 million. This will be the fourteenth year that the Prize has been awarded and the presentation ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, 26 September 2017.
CWM has designed and printed an attractive flyer and poster.
For more information and to get good quality
versions for display, see here.
The next EWM General Meeting will take place in Graz, Austria, September 3-7, 2018.
There will be three lectures by the EMS lecturer Gigliola Staffilani (MIT). Other confirmed plenary speakers: Shiri Artstein-Avidan (Israel), Ilse Fischer (Austria), Alice Guionnet (France), Frances Kirwan (UK), Maryna Viazovska (Switzerland and Ukraine).
There will also be several special sessions. Proposals for such sessions with title, abstract, and list of speakers are welcome and should be submitted by 31 August 2017 to email@example.com . Please note that EWM cannot financially support the speakers in such sessions, except for situations in which the speakers might qualify for a travel/accommodation grant – see below. If anyone would like to contribute grant money to financing special sessions within this general meeting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Registration will open in September 2017, with the possibility of expressing the interest in giving a talk or presenting a poster.
As usual, EWM will offer a limited number of travel and/or accommodation grants for female mathematicians from developing countries. Requests for support may be made when registering for the meeting.
Organizing committee: Karin Baur, Kathryn Hess, Elena Resmerita, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb
CWM has awarded 6 grants of €500 each to help women from developing countries to attend scientific events taking place between March 2017 and February 2018. For details of the call see here.
The 300,000 euro Gender Gap Project announced in January 2017 is underway!
A significant gender gap in science persists at all levels. The project will produce sound data, including trends (since the situation for women continues to change around the world. It will provide evidence for informed decisions and will provide easy access to materials proven to be useful in encouraging girls and young women to study and work in these fields.
In 2017 the activities are the following:
- Launch Workshop 1 – 3 June 2017 Paris
- Three Regional Workshops in Africa, Asia and Latin-America
- Organization of the Global Survey and the Joint Study on Publication Patterns.
For more details see here.