Celebration of Women in Math Day


Featured talk:
A small window on wave turbulence theory

Wave turbulence theory is a vast subject and its goal is to formulate for us a global picture of wave interactions. Phenomena involving interactions of waves happen at different scales and in different media: from gravitational waves to the waves on the surface of the ocean, from our milk and coffee in the morning to infinitesimal particles that behave like wave packets in quantum physics. These phenomena are difficult to study in a rigorous mathematical manner, but because of this challenge, mathematicians have developed interdisciplinary approaches that are powerful and beautiful. I will describe some of these approaches and I will outline along the way questions that remain open in spite of the great progress already made.



Celebration of Women in Math Day
Friday, March 22
Details and registration link coming soon

9:30-10:00am 9:30-10:00amCoffee Break and check-in WXLR A206


Graduate Students Lightning talks virtual WXLR A206 and
11:30am-12:30pm A small window on wave turbulence theory
Featured Talk by Dr. Gigliola Staffilani of MIT
LSE 104

(only for guests pre-registered by March 11)

University Club (Heritage Room)
425 E University Dr, Tempe
2:30-3:30pm Career Informal Discussion
with Dr. Gigliola Staffilani of MIT
(hosted by AWM at ASU)
4:00-5:00pm Sweet & Salty Reception
(hosted by AWM at ASU)
WXLR A206 and breezeway

The Celebration of Women in Mathematics is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics. The day is part of an 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 22, since May 12 is after ASU's spring semester ends.

Gigliola Staffilani will give a keynote lecture (title to be announced). She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This year’s celebration will include other activities including graduate students giving bullet talks about their research projects, and a luncheon. More details coming soon.

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Featured speaker:
Gigliola Staffilani
Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wexler Hall and other locations