Welcome to the web site for biographies of women in mathematics. These pages are part
of an on-going project at Agnes Scott College
in Atlanta, Georgia, to
illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
Here you can find biographical essays or comments
welcome contributions of biographical information or essays from those outside Agnes
Scott College. If you are interested in contributing an essay, please send your
contribution to the email address below. Comments, suggestions, or
corrections can also be sent to this address.
Did you know? (See the Archive for past announcements)
- Are you on Facebook? Consider joining the Women in Maths Community at https://www.facebook.com/womeninmaths or like the page for the Association for Women in Mathematics at https://www.facebook.com/awmmath.
- Professor Bin Yu from the University of California, Berkeley, has been named the 2016 Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Rietz Lecturer. She will give her lecture at the World Congress of Probability and Statistics, July 11‐15, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Rietz Lecturer is chosen every three years by the IMS Committee on Special Lectures. It is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the IMS.
The African Mathematical Union Commission for Women and Mathematics in
Africa (AMUCWMA) 2015 Conference / Workshop will take place at Bandari
College in Mombasa, Kenya from July 16-18, 2015. The theme of
the conference/workshop is "Women in Mathematics for Social Change and
Sustainable Livelihoods". The conference is supported by CIMPA and is
intended for African women mathematicians and women postgraduate
students in Mathematical Sciences in Africa.
For detailed information, contact Prof. Marie Françoise Ouedraogo, President of the AMUCWMA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The fourth European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad took place in Minsk, Belarus, April 14-20, 2015. The competition, inspired by the China Girls' Math Olympiad, is similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two tests taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of their strongest four high-school-age, female mathematicians. The girls who represented the United States, Meghal Gupta, Celine Liang, Danielle Wang, and Rachelle Zhang, took second place with three gold medals and one silver medal.
- The AWM Research Symposium 2015 was held at the University of Maryland, College Park, April 11-12, 2015. It featured four plenary talks by Maria Chudnovsky, Ingrid Daubechies, Jill Pipher, and Katrin Wehrheim, as well as 14 special sessions on a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, poster sessions for graduate students and recent PhDs, networking events, a jobs panel, and a banquet. For more information, see the Symposium website.
- The 2015 Class of the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society includes seven women among the total of 63 Fellows. They are Kristin Lauter, Gordana Matic, Irina Mitrea, Andrea Nahmod, Brooke Shipley, Christina Sormani, and Irena Lasiecka. See the complete list from the AMS.
- Sylvia Bozeman and Rhonda Hughes, founders of the EDGE program, were presented with a Presidential Award from the Association for Women in Mathematics at the AWM Research Symposium 2015, held at the University of Maryland on April 11-12, 2015.
AWM Biographies Contest
To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical
sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics sponsors an essay
contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and
statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. This
contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8,
Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM website. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter. For more information and to see the results of past Essay Contests, go to http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest.html.
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