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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.

Chelsea Walton and Brent Prym win 2018 André Lichnerowicz Prize in Poisson Geometry

Brent Pym (McGill University) and Chelsea Walton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) were awarded the 2018 André Lichnerowicz Prize for Poisson Geometry on July 16, 2018, at the Fields Institute in Toronto.

Established in 2008 and awarded every two years, this prize recognizes significant contributions to Poisson geometry by researchers who obtained their PhD at most 8 years prior.

Chelsea Walton is the first woman to win the André Lichnerowicz Award.

Click here for the official announcement.

The Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences from a Historical Perspective

CWM Panel and Reception Thursday 2 August Room 204 A/B/C 18:00-20:30. All welcome

PANEL 18:00-19:30

Moderator : Caroline Series (Warwick Univ, UK, CWM Vice-Chair)

18:00-18:05 : Introduction

18:05-18:15 Marie-Francoise Roy (Univ. Rennes, France, CWM Chair): Presenting the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics

18:15-18:40 June Barrow-Green (Open University, UK) : Historical context of the gender gap in mathematics

18:45-19:10 Silvina Ponce-Dawson (Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina): The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Working Group on Women in Physics: Activities and perspectives

RECEPTION 19:30-20:30

Event organized by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics.

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 %. See a poster on women lecturers at ICM from the origins (presented at the  World Meeting for Women in Mathematics) here.

(WM)²: World Meeting for Women in Mathematics

The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) welcomes the mathematical community to the (WM)²: World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, a satellite event of the ICM 2018.

The (WM)² will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to think about and discuss gender issues in mathematics, its challenges, initiatives, and perspectives for the future, with a strong focus on Latin America.

The (WM)² will take place at Riocentro convention center on July 31, 2018 (the same venue as the ICM). Its program includes research talks, group discussions about gender issues in mathematics, a panel discussion and poster presentation. There will also be a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani.


Dusa McDuff awarded Sylvester medal

The Sylvester Medal 2018 is awarded to Professor Dusa McDuff FRS for leading the development of the new field of symplectic geometry and topology. Her outstanding work includes many fundamental theorems and she has been inspirational for generations of mathematicians.

See more information  here.