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Nominations for Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics, 7 October 2019

In recognition of Dr. Mirzakhani’s remarkable life and achievements, the National Academy of Sciences has established a newly named Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics (formerly the NAS Award in Mathematics, which was established in 1988 by the American Mathematical Society in honor of its centennial). The prize will be awarded biennially for exceptional contributions to the mathematical sciences by a mid-career mathematician. Nominations for the inaugural Mirzakhani Prize are due by October 7, 2019.

Carola Schönlieb receives the 2019 Calderon Prize

Carola Schönlieb has  received the 2019 Calderon Prize, which is a prize for the Inverse Problems field (awarded biennially  starting in 2007). Carola Schönlieb is the first woman mathematician that received this award, her work being in image processing and partial differential equations.

Carola Schönlieb is the current covenor of European Women in Mathematics.

Carmen Torras and Elisa Lorenzo Garcia receive a Prize of the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno Foundation

Carmen Torras and Elisa Lorenzo Garcia received the Prize for Pioneer Women in the Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences of the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno Foundation.

The awards ceremony  took place on June 4 2019 at the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.In this fourth edition the prize was awarded to Carme Torras (Barcelona, 1956) and for the first time the Young Modality of the Prize was awarded: the recipient was Elisa Lorenzo García (Madrid, 1987).

Success of May 12, a Celebration for Women in Mathematics

There were more than 100 events, announced here , taking place in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA. Local events were varied : films, exhibitions, panel discussions, lectures, lunches, dinners, ...

Jennifer Chayes, Bryna Kra, Kathryn Roeder and Karen Smith elected to the National Academy of Sciences

In its 2019 elections the National Academy of Sciences added four women mathematicians to its membership: Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft Research), Bryna Kra (Northwestern University), Kathryn Roeder (Carnegie Mellon University) and Karen Smith (University of Michigan). For the full list of newly elected members see here.

Remember Maryam Mirzakhani

Remember Maryam Mirzakhani is an exhibition with 18 original poster. Institutions interested in hosting the exhibition can consult the rules of use and contact CWM at The exhibition opened at (WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, and remained open during ICM 2018. It contained also a book of condolences, and volumes with Maryam Mirzakhani's mathematical papers as well as a book with papers about her. Curator: Thais Jordao. Designer: Rafael Meireles Barroso.


Sylvia Serfaty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) announced its new class of more than 200 members for the year 2019, amongst them Sylvia Serfaty, a professor in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Sylvia Serfaty's work focusses on the calculus of variations, nonlinear partial differential equations, and mathematical physics. 

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