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Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM) - CWM supported Conference

BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus

The Annual Conference of IWM during July 11-13, 2024, aims to bring together women students, college and university teachers and researchers working at the frontiers of mathematics to exchange mathematical ideas and share their experiences. A major goal of this event is to enable junior women mathematicians to interact with their senior colleagues, both individually and in small groups.
The application for participation in the conference will be open till the midnight of May 03, 2024.
Information and application here.

The activities of IWM are funded by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India and are supported by the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM), International Mathematical Union (IMU).

May 12 initiative - 6th edition in 2024!

The May 12 initiative group is launching the May 12 2024 campaign. The May12 initiative brings together local or virtual events celebrating women in mathematics which take place in the period 1 May to 15 June. The main focus are initiatives coming from within academia.

One special idea in 2024: Courtesy of Les films d’ici, are offered the two 11 minutes-length animated documentaries "Alicia Boole in the land of polytopes /Alicia Boole au pays des polytopes »  and « Kovaleskaya' Spinning Top/La toupie de Kovaleskaya », to be screened between 1st and 20th of May.

More information here.

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


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.

Sunčica Čanić named AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics are pleased to announce that Professor Sunčica Čanić will be the 2024 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer. The Kovalevsky Lecture will be delivered at the 2024 SIAM Annual Meeting taking place in Spokane, WA,  July 8 -12, 2024. More information 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.