WIMSIG Supported Events

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Women of Mathematics Event at Macquarie – Thurs 2 May

This event will include a Public Lecture and opening of an Exhibition at the Macquarie Park campus.

Please see the promotional poster and Eventbrite registration for details:



Women in Mathematics Day Event at Monash University

International Day of Women in Mathematics is May 12, the birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani.

To mark this, Monash University will host a special colloquium by Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen on Thursday 9 May from 2:30pm–3:30pm, followed by a forum consisting of Prof Kerrie Mengersen, Prof Jessica Purcell, Prof Di Cook and nominated actuary at EBS, Julie Cook, from 3:40pm–4:30pm and a reception afterward.

Contact: Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi (sevvandi.kandanaarachchi@monash.edu).

Special Colloquium celebrating Women in Mathematics

  • Monday 13 May at 2:00—3:00pm (talks followed by afternoon tea)
  • Parnell building (7), Room 326, The University of Queensland

This event follows from a suggestion coming from the ICM Satellite event "World Meeting for Women in Mathematics" — see https://may12.womeninmaths.org/#.

There will be a few short talks about the work of some women mathematicians, including this year's Abel prize winner, Karen Uhlenbeck! The talks will be addressed to a general audience, from first-year students to fellow mathematicians. 

Summer School at Institut Mittag Leffler (Stockholm)

"Modern theory of group actions and the special role of finite simple groups"

The main speakers are:

  • Alice Niemeyer (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Cheryl Praeger (The University of Western Australia)
  • Colva Roney-Dougal (University of St Andrews)

who will each be teaching a 4-hr lecture course. There will be additional short spotlight lectures too.

There are 21 places available with funding, i.e., accommodation and meal allowance. Up to 13 additional participants are possible, provided they find (and pay for) their own accommodation.

Even before official registration at the IML is open, we invite applications!

Please include:

  • A short CV and informal statement on why you wish to attend and what you hope to get out of the school.
  • A short recommendation from a supervisor.

Potential participants who wish to apply for financial support are asked to outline their needs in their application letter. Our resources are however quite limited. As part of this summer school format we particularly encourage female candidates to apply!

Please email Rebecca Waldecker if you want to apply or in case of any questions.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019.

African Women in Mathematics Conference

  • July 2-5, 2019
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa

This four-day conference is aimed at African-famed mathematicians (both pure and applied) and will be focused around the theme of Women in Mathematical Communities.

For further enquiries, please email Karin-Therese Howell (kthowell@sun.ac.za). You may have met Karin at the inaugural WIMSIG Conference in 2017.

International School on Dynamical Systems and Applications

The third meeting of the Tunisian Women Mathematicians' Association (TWMA) will take place in Monastir (Tunisia) from September 5-10, 2019. More details can be found here.

Her Story: Inspiring Women in Science

  • 10am — 5pm daily (until November 15)
  • Main Foyer, South Australian Museum
  • More information

PAST EVENTS (prior to 2019)

A list of past events (held prior to 2019) can be found at http://www.austms.org.au/WIMSIG-Past-Events.



Women of Mathematics: A One-Day Meeting at ANU

This event will celebrate Women of Mathematics through a range of activities, including a networking lunch, a panel discussion, long (1 hour) and short (20 minutes) research talks, and an official opening (with cocktail reception) of the exhibit "Women of Mathematics" at ANU.

Some of these activities will be aimed at the general public, some at undergraduate students, and some at research mathematicians. Everybody is most welcome.

Invited Speakers

  • Dr Anita Liebenau (UNSW Sydney)
    First organiser of the exhibit Women of Mathematics in Australia (Monash 2017).
  • Prof Sylvie Paycha (Universität Potsdam)
    Curator (together with the photographer Noel Matoff) of the exhibit Women of Mathematics (since 2016), Chair of the European Mathematical Society committee Women and Mathematics (2006–2009), and Convenor of the organisation European Women in Mathematics (1995–1997).
  • Prof Cheryl Praeger AM FAA (The University of Western Australia)
    Australian Research Council Federation Fellow (2009–2013), Member of the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (2007–2014), and Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science (2014–2018).
  • Prof Jacquie Ramagge (The University of Sydney)
    Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sydney and President of the Australian Mathematical Society .
  • Prof Kate Smith-Miles (The University of Melbourne)
    Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and President of the Australian Mathematical Society (2016–2018).
  • Prof Yvonne Stokes (The University of Adelaide)
    Immediate Past Chair of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society.

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

The UN has declared February 11 to be the International Day for Women and Girls in Science. Perhaps you could grab some STEM colleagues and have an impromptu celebration.

ANZIAM Conference 2019

The conference will feature a Women in Mathematical Sciences Lunch, to be (provisionally) held on Tuesday 5 February. This event is free and open to all delegates regardless of gender, although registration is required for catering purposes. You can register for this event by ticking the relevant box on the registration form.

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Updated: 11 Apr 2019