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Numbers and Narratives: Call for papers

London

A Research Symposium on women in mathematics will take place in London at the Senate House Library in May 2025. This is a call for papers for researchers and graduate students, who are interested in unravelling entanglements between gender, science and culture, excavating the history of women mathematicians, scientists and philosophers, but also, re-imagining the future of gender and science education in general and women in mathematics in particular.

Deadeline for the call for papers by June 30, 2024. More information here.

Global Women’s Breakfast: Webinar on Popularizing science without gender bias

SCGES
Paris

This hybrid event (online and in-person) is the 10th SCGES webinar and is the participation of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science to the Global Women’s Breakfast on February 27th, 2024, at Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), Paris.

The presentations concentrate on two specific challenges:

    How to contribute popularising mathematics in a museum among the youth of all origins and gender?
    How to write an astronomy book for men and women and why is it important?

More information on the agenda, speakers and registration here.

Result of CWM call 2024

The CWM called for proposals for initiatives to support women in mathematics taking place from February 2024 to February 2025. The CWM 2024 call received 39 applications, of which CWM will support 10. Some of the selected projects aim at supporting continental networks for women in mathematics, such as the Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM) Workshop in New Zealand and the series of activities organised by the Gender and Diversity Commission of UMALCA (CGD-Umalca) within the Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Mathematics. CWM is supporting networking and visibility activities for women in mathematics in Brazil, India, Malawi, Mexico, Namibia and Senegal, and two research workshops geared towards establishing research networks for women, in Burundi and Uganda. Depending on the nature of the project, CWM funding goes to infrastructure, travel expenses and accommodation support for women participants from developing countries.

More details on each of these projects can be found here.

Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for 2024 is awarded to Claire Voisin

This year, the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics is awarded to Claire Voisin, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, CNRS, France “for outstanding contributions to complex and algebraic geometry, including Hodge theory, algebraic cycles, and hyperkähler geometry”.

More information here.

 

2024 Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics for Sylvia Serfaty

Sylvia Serfaty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, will receive the 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics.

Serfaty has made impactful contributions to the study of nonlinear partial differential equations, variational problems, and statistical physics problems. More precisely, Serfaty has studied problems from condensed matter physics, in particular superconductivity and micromagnetics, Coulomb systems, and vortex dynamics. She has developed fundamentally new techniques for analyzing the dynamics of interacting particles or defects and the spatial patterns they form. Her creative approach and capacity to work on a diverse but coherent family of problems shed new light on the Ginzburg-Landau model of superconductivity and the statistical mechanics of Coulomb-type systems.

Workshop "Diversity in Finite Fields and Coding Theory"

IMPA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The workshop "Diversity in Finite Fields and Coding Theory" will take place on July 07 - 12, 2024, at IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will bring together women and underrepresented minorities in mathematics to carry out joint research on Finite Fields and Coding Theory. The workshop can accept only a limited number of participants in order to ensure a productive experience in the research groups. Therefore, there will be a selection process for participants. The target audience is composed of PhD students, postdocs and researchers from underrepresented groups. Applications are now open until January 15, 2024. More information can be found here.

CWM call 2024

The CWM 2024 call for activities or initiatives to support women in mathematics taking place from February 2024 to February 2025 is now open.  The CWM funding grant does not exceed €3000, and the deadline for applying via the IMU dedicated webform is January 05, 2024. There will be no other CWM call for applications regarding activities in 2024.

For complete information, please read the call here.

2024 AWM Awards and Prizes at the Joint Prize Session of JMM

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
San Francisco

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will present AWM Prizes and Awards during the Joint Prize Session of the JMM in San Francisco, scheduled for January 3-6, 2024.

The 2024 AWM Dissertation Prizes will be presented to Abigail Hickok and Parvathi M. Kooloth. The AWM Dissertation Prize was established in 2016, an annual award recognizing exceptional work in a dissertation defended in the last 24 months. The award is intended to be based entirely on the dissertation itself, not on other work of the individual. Press release

The 2024 Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education will be presented to Trena Wilkerson, Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Education at Baylor University. She is being honored for her leadership at the national, state, and local levels in mathematics education, her transformational teaching and mentorship, and her global initiatives and programs. Press release

The recipient of the 2024 AWM Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis will be Robin Neumayer, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Neumayer is for outstanding contributions to Calculus of Variations, Partial Differential Equations, and Geometric Analysis. Press release

The recipient of the 2024 M. Gweneth Humphreys Award will be Cristina Villalobos, Myles and Sylvia Aaronson Endowed Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), for her exceptional success in mentoring and its subsequent impact on the mathematical profession as a whole. Press release

The recipient of the 2024 AWM Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory will be Yunqing Tang, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley. Tang is recognized for her breakthrough work in arithmetic geometry, including results on the Grothendieck-Katz p-curvature conjecture, a conjecture of Ogus on algebraicity of cycles, arithmetic intersection theory, and the unbounded denominators conjecture of Atkin and Swinnerton-Dyer. Press release

The 2024 Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics will be awarded to Zoë Batterman, a senior mathematics and statistics major at Pomona College and Arianna Meenakshi McNamara, a senior mathematics and physics major at Purdue University. Mattie Ji, a senior at Brown University majoring in Mathematics-Computer Science and Applied Mathematics has been named as Runner-up. Press release

 

CWM member Matilde Lalín named Fellow of AWM

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has named twelve mathematicians as 2024 AWM Fellows, including CWM member Matilde Lalín. More details, including the citations for the 2024 AWM Fellows can be found here.

Congratulations to Matilde and all new AWM Fellows!