Women in Mathematics

Entering the  male dominated field of mathematics can be tough for women, who often encounter specific obstacles. The particular situation of women in mathematics is reflected in a series of exhibitions, talks and discussions.

The  video "Words of women in mathematics in the time of Corona"
collects   words of some 86 women in mathematics   from 37 countries telling us about their experience in the time of Corona in 25 different languages.

It will be launched on May 12th, date of the anniversary of Maryam Mirzakhani's birthday, which celebrates worldwide women in mathematics (https://may12.womeninmaths.org/)

This project emanates from a group of mathematicians, Sonia Mahmoudi (Tohoku U., Japan), Claudia Malvenuto (U. di Roma La Sapienza, Italy), Sylvie Paycha (U. Potsdam, Germany) and Eriko Shinkawa (Tohoku U., Japan) after informal conversations about their experiences during the pandemic. This video is a  follow up of the film "Faces of  Women in Mathematics” (https://vimeo.com/259039018) with whose  authors, the mathematician Eugenie Hunsicker (U. of Loughborough, England) and the filmmaker Irina Linke, we have brought this new project to life.

If you wish to plan a screening on May 12th, please fill in the following form mentioning the title, local time and location (including the country) of the event, as well as the necessary information related to the organizer(s).


We will get back to you if further details are needed. The video will also be available after that date so that you are welcome  to screen it  at a later date. Please do not hesitate to contact us: wwmtc2021@gmail.com

On behalf of the team:

Sylvie Paycha, Eugenie Hunsicker, Claudia Malvenuto, Eriko Shinkawa, Sonia Mahmoudi and Irene Linke

At the international day of Women in Science this interdisciplinary event shall increase the visibility of women in the sciences. To this end, students will introduce important female scientists and highlight their contributions to their field in short talks of 15 minutes. mehr erfahren

The exhibition "Women of mathematics thoughout Europe. A gallery of portraits" is displayed in various parts of the world and offers a glimpse into the world of mathematics through photographs by Noel Tavia Matoff and excerpts of interviews by Sylvie Paycha und Sara Azzali of thirteen women mathematicians throughout Europe.