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Professor Françoise Tisseur to give the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture at ICIAM 2019


"The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has selected Professor Françoise Marie Louise Tisseur of the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, to deliver the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM 2019, in Valencia, Spain. This Congress is the most important international event in applied and industrial mathematics, held once every four years under the auspices of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics."

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Women lecturers at ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

International Mathematical Union
Rio de Janeiro

Four women are Plenary Speakers at ICM 2018: Nalini Anantharaman, Catherine Goldstein, Sylvia Serfaty and Lai-Sang Young, out of 21 plenary speakers. The proportion of women giving Plenary or Invited Section Lectures at ICM 2018 is 15 %.

Faces of Women in Mathematics film ready!

Happy International Women’s Day everyone!  And a huge thanks to all the CWM ambassadors and contributors to the Faces of Women in Mathematics film!  We ended up getting 146 clips featuring 243 women mathematicians from 36 different countries and speaking 31 different languages.  Thanks also to the CWM of the IMU who supported the project.  We hope you will enjoy watching it!

Film (14 mn 02) here. Trailer (about 2 mn 41) here.

Press release here, devoted FaceBook page here.

Please help us spread the film as widely as possible.  We are proud of all of our fabulous contributors!

Eugenie Hunsicker and Irina Linke


#WIKI4WOMEN World Contributory Movement

#WIKI4WOMEN World Contributory Movement
THURSDAY 8 MARCH Celebration of International Women’s Day 2018

Only 17% of profiles on Wikipedia are of women
Let's bridge the gender gap in the digital spacel

The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take few minutes (from 30 minutes) of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia portraits of women committed in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information. See more here.

It is possible to contribute in several languages.

CWM 2018 Grants awarded

CWM has awarded 12 new grants from €2000o to €3000 for regional activities for women in mathematics in 2018. See here.

Women at the Top in UK Maths Societies


For the first time ever, three of the five learned mathematics societies in the UK are concurrently led by female presidents: Caroline Series is President of The London Mathematical Society, Ruth Kaufman is President of the Operational Research Society, and Ineke De Moortel is President of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society. More here.


New Endowed Graduate Fellowship Established in Honor of Maryam Mirzakhani

We are delighted to announce an $800,000 gift pledge from distinguished engineers and entrepreneurs Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Anousheh Ansari to establish an endowed graduate fellowship in honor of our late colleague, Professor of Mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017). The Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship will support graduate students in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford. More here.

Christiane Rousseau wins AMS Bertrand Russell Prize!

Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal, receives the inaugural Bertrand Russell Prize of the AMS in recognition of her many contributions furthering human values and the common good through mathematics.

Throughout her career, Professor Rousseau has inspired people of all ages and diverse backgrounds through her lectures, publications, and a wide range of activities reaching out to the general public. In particular, through her visionary leadership of the thematic year Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 and her continuing active involvement in the ongoing activities that grew from it, Professor Rousseau has created opportunities for the mathematics community worldwide to confront crucial challenges facing our planet while highlighting the contributions of mathematicians to the well-being of society.

Christiane served as president of the Canadian Mathematical Society from 2002 to 2004, vice president of the International Mathematical Union from 2011 to 2014, and has been a member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO’s International Basic Sciences Program since 2015. She was named an AMS Fellow in 2013 and won the MAA’s George Pólya Prize in 2014 for her article “How Inge Lehmann Discovered the Inner Core of the Earth” (The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 45, no. 3). 

Congratulations Christaine!