The Celebration of Women in Mathematics is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics and others of marginalized genders and gender identities across the mathematical sciences.
The day is part of a new international initiative to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment for everybody. May 12 was the date originally chosen for this annual event, as it is the birthdate of Maryam Mirzakhani. Our school will be hosting our celebration on March 18, since May 12 is after ASU's spring semester ends.
Susan Friedlander will give a keynote lecture titled The Marquise du Chatelet: Aristocrat and Mathematician. She is a professor of mathematics at the University of Southern California and director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences.
This year’s celebration will include a screening of the film Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani. The event will also include ‘Remember Maryam Mirzakhani’, an exhibition with 18 original posters. This exhibition opened at the (WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics in 2018. The day will also include graduate students giving bullet talks about their research projects, and a luncheon on the patio at Engrained in the Memorial Union.
SCHEDULE (all times are MST/AZ)
|9:00 am||Virtual||Welcome - SoMSS Director Donatella Danielli|
|9:10 am||Virtual||Panel Discussion with Priyam Patel, Susanna Fishel, Donatella Danielli||Video recording - passcode @E&8S9R0|
|10:15 am||Virtual||Keynote Talk by Susan Friedlander - The Marquise du Chatelet: Aristocrat and Mathematician||Video recording - passcode @E&8S9R0|
|11:20 am||Virtual||Research Lightning Talks by SoMSS Graduate Students and Post Docs||Video recording - passcode @E&8S9R0|
|12:30 pm||In person - Engrained||Lunch on Engrained patio and "Remember Maryam Mirzakhani" poster exhibition|
|2:00 pm||In person - PSF 166||Invited Talk by Priyam Patel - Infinite-type surfaces||Video recording - passcode @E&8S9R0|
|3:00 pm||In person - PSF 166||Film Screening - Secrets of the Surface - The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani|
|4:00 pm||In person - PSF lawn||Sweet and Salty Reception (featuring sweet and salty snacks)|
The Celebration of Women in Mathematics is hosted by the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and the Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter at ASU.
The mission of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to create a community in which women and girls can thrive in their mathematical endeavors, and to promote equitable opportunity and treatment of women and others of marginalized genders and gender identities across the mathematical sciences.