Women in mathematics

Women in mathematics

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 20:57
poster with name of celebrated women doing mathematics
Famous female mathematicians

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.

"Teaching mathematics: what differences between boys and girls?"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:13

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.

More about this event (in French)

Call for nominations for the ICIAM prizes and honours

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:11

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.

PRIMA grants for female researchers

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:21

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards PRIMA grants to outstanding women researchers in all disciplines who have a doctoral degree or equivalent research experience and aim to pursue an academic career as a professor in Switzerland, whether they are from Switzerland or from abroad. A PRIMA grant comprises the grantee's salary and project funds for a duration of up to 5 years, the possibility to plan a stay at another host institution and the offer of a mentoring network.

Claire Voisin and János Kollár are awarded the 2017 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:19

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" !

Press release

The Shaw Laureates for 2017:

The 18th EWM General Meeting will take place September 3-7, 2018 in Graz, Austria

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:54

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 one of the 2017 CNRS bronze medalists

Submitted by Insmi on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:32
picture of Béatrice de Tilière
Béatrice de Tilière, CNRS bronze medalist in 2017.

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

"Women of Mathematics throughout Europe" hosted at Cirm

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:40

women of maths​Thirteen portraits offering an unusual insight into mathematics... The Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (Cirm) in Marseille Luminy (France) will host the exhibition "Women of Mathematics throughout Europe, a gallery of portraits" as of March 6th, 2017 for International Women Day.

Project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:33

A project entitled "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences : How to Measure It, How to Reduce It ?" was approved by the International Council for Sciences (ICSU) for the years 2017-2019. The project will produce sound data to support the choices of interventions that ICSU and member unions can feasibly undertake. It will provide evidence for informed decisions, including trends and will provide easy access to materials proven to be useful in encouraging girls and young women to study and work in these fields.

UNESCO/L’OREAL Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:11


L'Oréal Foundation, together with the UNESCO and the French Academy of Sciences, launches the call for proposals for the 2017 UNESCO/L’OREAL Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences. This project aims to encourage the development of women’s role in science. Since this programme was initiated in 2007, 170 young women received this fellowship.