Newsletter 31


When we planned this issue two of the topics were quite obvious: in fact,  2018 has been the year of the ICM in Rio and we had the EWM General Meeting, held in Graz last September.

We covered all that, and, as usual, we also have inspiring interviews, event reports and much more.
We hope you will enjoy this issue!


A letter from EWM's Convenors

Dear all,

During our term 2016-2018 we have had the opportunity to engage in quite a number of both ongoing and new projects of the EWM.

The main event has been the General Meeting in Graz, in September 2018, which we believe has been very successful with more than 100 participants from over 30 countries.


ICM2018 & (WM)²


Carolina Araujo was one of the organisers of both the ICM 2018 and of the first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics.

Interview by A. M. Cherubini.


Marie-Françoise Roy (Rennes) was one of the organisers of the first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, during which she participated in the CWM panel “Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences from a Historical Perspective”.

Interview by A. M. Cherubini.




Our Convenors Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb and Elena Resmerita report on the EWM General Meeting 2018, held in Graz, September 3-7, 2018.


Karin Baur first attended an EWM general meeting in Madrid in 1995, and then in Trieste in 1997. In 2018, she was one of the organizers of the meeting in Graz.


As is by now customary, along with the plenary lectures and activities around the general assembly, we were treated to a choice of 10 minisymposia. Karin Baur (Leeds) and Laura Tedeschini-Lalli (Roma Tre) organised a session on Music and Mathematics. Sara Munday reports on this event.


Eva Bayer photo

Eva Bayer is Professor of Algebraic and Geometrical Structures at École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne. She has sent us a personal recollection of the early days of EWM and EMS.



European Women in Mathematics Summer Schools are intended to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for PhD students and post-docs from different countries and various mathematical disciplines, with special encouragement for the participation of women mathematicians. For this 8th edition, held at the Institut Mittag-Leffler (IML) in Spring 2018, the selected proposal concerned Nonlocal Interactions in Partial Differential Equations and Geometry



In November 2018, 36 women in operator algebras met at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) to collaborate in small groups on open research problems in the field. The workshop was a success by any metric: research questions were refined, theorems were proved, and professional networks were extended and strengthened.

This article originally appeared in the newsletter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.



The mini-workshop Women in Mathematical Materials Science was held at the University of Regensburg on the 5th and 6th of November, 2018.

The aim of this event was to gather together female experts in the field, especially young researchers.



The Women in Mathematics Day Ireland (WIMDI) has become an annual conference since its inauguration in 2010. Its aim is to advance gender equity in the mathematical sciences in Ireland and to form a forum to encourage, support, and inspire women at all stages of their education and careers. The 2018 event took place in the ICON Theatre of the O’Brien Centre for Science at University College Dublin (UCD)