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Ingrid Daubechies awarded the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics

Duke University professor Ingrid Daubechies, former president of the IMU,  was awarded the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics:

"Given every two years, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding mathematical contributions that have had a direct and fundamental impact on scientific, business, finance and engineering applications." Daubechies is the first female recipient of the prize.

2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists now open!

A crucial component of the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences project is the compilation of self-reported data from scientists via a global, multilingual, and multidisciplinary survey. This survey, which targets 45,000 respondents in multiple languages, will explore comparisons across regions, countries, disciplines, level of development of the country, sector of employment and age.

The survey is now open to respondents from all over the world and is available in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. If you have studied or worked in mathematical, computing or natural sciences, or in the history and philosophy of science and technology, we encourage you to visit the link below to complete the survey and to also share this link with your colleagues:


The survey will remain open until October 31, 2018.

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."

Read more about the event at

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 %.

An International Manifesto to promote the role of women in science


"On May 9, 2018, SISSA organized the event entitled “When Women in Science Get Together: the Role of Networks”, as part of the celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The participants analyzed the current situation as well as the major challenges and advancements related to the condition of women in science. Special attention was devoted to the relevant work of many national and international projects and associations operating in different disciplines. The role of women networks in science is of paramount importance and has to be promoted, and actively supported."


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.