This issue of the Newsletter comes from a previous world: it was planned well before the pandemic and the disruption that came with it…
The Project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to measure it? How to reduce it?” was a multidisciplinary enterprise in which eleven organisations contributed to the analysis of the gender gap in science from three complementary perspectives.
Marie-Françoise Roy tells us about the experience and the results.
Karen Uhlenbeck’s contributions to mathematics, in particular to the field of partial differential equations and geometric analysis, are unquestionably among the most impressive of the last several decades. Her influence on the modern mathematical thought is multifaceted, by direct contribution of foundational results, and by the ripple effect of her work.
Antonella Marini writes about Karen Uhlenbeck and working with her.
* Photo Credit: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ USA.
On November 25 2019, UNESCO proclaimed March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics. Why and how?
Betül Tanbay, Vice-President of EMS, writes about the importance of mathematics in re-thinking new ways and what did not happen in the occasion of 2020 IDM.
The RSE produced an exhibition to raise the visibility of women in science either working in, or connected to Scotland, with the aim of highlighting the diverse careers and networks science unlocks; and the hope to inspire young women to consider STEM as a career.
An article by Sharon Simpson, head of communications at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad. EGMO 2020 was planned to be held in the Netherlands, in Egmond aan Zee to be more precise, but took place as a purely virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this report, we will tell more about this event and about how the transition to an online event and remote competition worked out.
A report by Sietske Tacoma and Quintijn Puite, organisers of the event.
Image: Courtesy of EGMO2020
The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in Kaiserslautern offers its employees helpful support in reconciling family and career.
An article by Swenja Broschart, member of the press team at the Fraunhofer ITWM.
Many mathematicians will be familiar with the research institute in Oberwolfach; perhaps less well known is the project “Snapshots of Modern Mathematics from Oberwolfach”.
Sara Munday is a Junior Editor for “Snapshots”.
The second Conference of Polish Women in Mathematics took place in 2019 at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and was dedicated to Sofia Kowalewska.
A report by Urszula Foryś, one of the organizers of the event.