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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.


Journeys of Women in Mathematics

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First part

A 20-min film created by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics, filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation. Featured on the Scientific American Roots of Unity Blog. In the first part of the film Neela Nataraj from India, Aminatou Pecha from Cameroon and Carolina Araujo from Brazil, are featured in their home countries. The second part of the film gives a lively presentation of the atmosphere at (WM)2 and features interviews of six women in mathematics from Latin America: Salome Martinez (Chile), Alicia Dickenstein (Argentina), Maria Eulalia Vares (Brazil) as well as Natalia Garcia (Mexico), Jaqueline Godoy Mesquita (Brazil) and Carolina Neira Jiménez (Colombia). The first part was shown as a World Premiere at (WM)^2, the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics on July 31 2018.


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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