In 2014, 28% of all mathematics theses were defended by women graduates, while only 20.9% of all research positions in the CNRS (Junior or Senior scientists) and in universities (as Lecturers or Professors) are held by women.
Women in mathematics
The mathematics community mourns the loss of Maryam Mirzakhani, aged 40 and mother of a little girl. We express our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Specialist in Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory and symplectic geometry, Maryam was the first woman awarded with the Fields medal in 2014.
The call for nominations for the 4 ICIAM prizes along with the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture of the 2019 ICIAM Congress are currently running.
- The 4 ICIAM prizes are: the ICIAM Collatz Prize, the ICIAM Lagrange Prize, the ICIAM Maxwell Prize, the ICIAM Pioneer Prize and the ICIAM Su Buchin Prize.
Call for nominations, with a deadline of July 15th, 2017.
The 6th Math Employment Forum will take place in Paris on December 13, 2017 at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris.
Upon its 30th anniversary, femmes&mathématiques organises a conference entitled: "Teaching mathematics: what differences between boys and girls?", which will take place on September 29th-30th, 2017 at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris.
Deadline to submit lecture proposals: July 15th, 2017.
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The association Séphora Berrebi, recently created in memory of Emmanuelle and Gérald Berrebi's daughter, offers a scholarship for young females researchers.
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. They work independently and have a team of their own.
Congratulations to Claire Voisin and János Kollár, laureates in equal shares of the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics, "for their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach" !
The program of the 18th European Women in Mathematics General Meeting will include a series of three lectures by Gigliola Staffilani of MIT and five plenary lectures by Shiri Artstein-Avidan (Israel), Ilse Fischer (Austria), Alice Guionnet (France), Frances Kirwan (UK), Maryna Viazovska (Switzerland and Ukraine).
Béatrice de Tilière is a Professor at Paris-Est Créteil University and a member of the Laboratoire d’Analyse et de Mathématiques Appliquées (CNRS, Paris-Est Créteil University, Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée Universi