WIMSIG NEWSLETTER – February 2016
The Australian’s 30 Most Influential
The Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematical Union has set up a photo gallery featuring pictures of female mathematicians. There are a few Australians amongst the photos.
Women in Mathematics Lunch at ANZIAM 2016
- Date: Tuesday 9 February, 2016
- Venue: QT Hotel, Canberra
The Women in Mathematics Lunch is held to showcase the prominent female mathematicians at ANZIAM 2016. The lunch provides an opportunity to learn about the careers of the female plenary speakers, as well as to delve into discussions on topics affecting all mathematical careers worldwide.
This year, we’ll be hearing from a diverse group of speakers: Vivien Kirk, Petra Kuhnert and Karen Willcox. For a prelude into what’s in store, see the ANZIAM 2016 Q&A page.
Lunch (including tea/coffee and cake) is free to all registered ANZIAM 2016 attendees, and people of any gender are welcome.
This event is supported by ANZIAM, the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) of the AustMS, and the Australian Research Council (ARC) through Nalini Joshi’s Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.
Please RSVP by 12 noon on the 8th February 2016 to ensure that you have a seat for lunch. RSVP using Google Docs or register at the ANZIAM 2016 Registration Desk.
AustMS Lift-Off Fellowships
The AustMS Lift-Off Fellowships provide $5000 of funding to jump start the careers of young mathematicians by supporting them after the submission of their PhD thesis. Applications are accepted at any time.
AustMS WIMSIG Street and Praeger Travel Awards
- The AustMS WIMSIG Cheryl E. Praeger Travel Awards are designed to provide full or partial support for Australian female mathematicians to attend conferences or to visit collaborators.
- The AustMS WIMSIG Anne Penfold Street Awards provide additional financial support to Australian mathematicians for their caring responsibilities, while they travel for conferences or research visits to collaborators.
Applications for the next round of Awards are due by April 1.
UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) is seeking its next Director. Candidates with imagination, energy and experience are encouraged to apply. The position will begin July 2017 or 2018 and has a five year term that may be renewable, with a salary that is commensurate with the Director’s education and experience.
Candidates should apply online. The closing date is June 1, 2016.
- Aspire To Inspire: Women in Mathematics
- Corals, crochet and the cosmos: how hyperbolic geometry pervades the universe
- Margaret Wertheim gave a talk for the AMSI 2016 Summer School. This article explores some of the ideas she spoke about.
- How to stop the sexual harassment of women in science: reboot the system
- This is an article by Zuleyka Zevallos (Swinburne University of Technology) in The Conversation on January 29, 2016.
- The article discusses a high profile case of harassment in Astronomy that highlights a broader problem in STEM.
Have you read an interesting article? Have some news? Have an opportunity available?
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