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" !
Women in mathematics
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
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.
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.
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.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum aims to create a scientific and informal platform to create links between 200 young researchers in mathematics and computer science from all around the globe and the laureates of prestigious prizes : the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M.Turing Award, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinn