Cheryl Praeger began her career at the University of Western Australia in 1976, and has recently retired after 40 years of service. To celebrate her amazing and influential career, there will be a mini-symposium hosted by the University of Western Australia on April 13 (2017). There will be four plenary lectures devoted to Cheryl’s legacy […]
This touring exhibition, created by mathematicians Sylvie Paycha and Sara Azzali together with photographer Noel Tovia Matoff, started at the 7th European Congress of Mathematics held in July 2016 in Berlin. The thirteen women mathematicians portrayed share their experience. The exhibit hopes to highlight the human aspects of producing mathematics, making this discipline more tangible and therefore more accessible to […]
CWM has just announced the twelve successful projects, aimed at forming networks, running workshops or schools, and other projects, which it will be funding in 2017. Events will take place in Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Tunisia, South Africa and Vietnam. Details can be found here. For the call itself see here.
CWM has just heard that the IMU proposal to ICSU for the project “A Global approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences : how to measure it, how to reduce it ?” has been successful. The award is of 300,000 Euros for the period 2017-2019. CWM was one of the two lead applicants. The […]
Mary Somerville (1780 – 1872) was a remarkable self-taught Scottish mathematician and scientist. The famous Oxford women’s college Somerville was named after her. She has just been selected to have her portrait featured on a new Scottish £10 note, see the interesting article on P.22 of the January 2016 LMS newsletter by Brigitte Stenhouse, who has been researching her papers which are […]
The European Maths Society -Simons Africa project is a program for fostering opportunities for researchers in Africa.The African Continent is very diversified and the development of a career in mathematics faces different and sometimes difficult progression. The Committee for Developing Countries (CDC) of the EMS, with the support of the Simons Foundation, is opening a program of research visits […]
The Iranian Mathematical Society (IMS) is going to establish a section for Iranian Women Mathematicians. The first gathering of female representatives from all Mathematics Departments in Iran will be held in Shahid Beheshti University on November 17th, 2016. For more information contact Raheleh Jafari firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Claire Voisin, Professor at Collège de France, Paris, on her award of the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal; France’s highest scientific distinction. Professor Voisin is a specialist in the field of algebraic geometry. Since it was created in 1954, the CNRS Gold Medal is awarded annually to scientific figures who have made an exceptional contribution […]
Congratulations to the London Mathematical Society, who are the recipients of the inaugural Royal Society Athena Prize in recognition of their advancement of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within the mathematical community. This excellent blog post provides insight into what they have managed to accomplish so far and their future plans.
CWM has recently established about 120 special correspondents worldwide, each of whom has the job of disseminating information such as CWM funding calls in her geographical or mathematical neighbourhood, and also of keeping CWM informed about activities or initiatives to be announced on this website. The list of ambassadors is here. If you want information […]