EWM in Turkey, 2018-2020
As a group of women mathematicians, we established the Association for Turkish Women in Mathematics in June 2012. Our aim is to support women in mathematics, in social and scientific areas. We will try to create opportunities for women mathematicians to facilitate the advancement of their careers by cooperating with similar associations like EWM.
In order to achieve our goal as an association, we try to bring women mathematicians, graduate students together to share their research, experience, and ideas by organizing Women and Science events, Workshops of Association for Turkish Women in Mathematics, Graduate Summer Schools, and Women and Maths events, every year. You may find detailed information about these activities on our web page. We aim to organise Women and Science events and Workshops in a different university in Turkey each year.
In this report I will try to give details of the events we have organized since summer 2018:
Third Graduate Summer School of Association for Turkish Women in Maths: The third summer school for graduate students has taken place during June 18-27, 2018 in METU, Ankara. The topics of this school were Functional Analysis and Difference Equations. There were 35 participants in this summer school.
Third Women and Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, has been held on March 09, 2019, at Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences (IMBM). The theme of this event was applications of mathematics. There were three invited speakers; they gave talks on mathematical biology, string theory and financial mathematics. Even though it was a one day, focused event there were 25 participants from different parts of Turkey.
Sixth Workshop of Association for Turkish Women in Maths has been held between April 26-28, 2019 at Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. The main themes of the sixth workshop were Algebra, Applied Mathematics, and General Topology Besides these invited talks there were sessions for short talks, six 30 min. and thirteen 10 min. and poster presentations were given by people ranging from senior mathematicians to Ph.D. students. There were three invited speakers from different universities in Turkey. During the workshop, we had Women and Mathematics throughout Europe: a Gallery of Portraits exhibition as well. There were 128 registered participants but 90 of them attended the workshop. The participants were from 30 different universities from every region of Turkey.
May 12, Women in math Event in Ankara: To celebrate Women in Maths day, there was a one-day event on May 17, 2019, at METU in Ankara, organized by TKMD. In the event, there were interviews with women Mathematicians and screening of the short movie Journeys of Women in Math. There were nearly 50 participants.
Fourth Graduate Summer School of Association for Turkish Women in Maths: The Fourth summer school for graduate students has taken place during June 17-26, 2019 in METU, Ankara. The topics of this year were Algebraic Geometry and Cryptology. There were 50 participants in this summer school.
Women and Science VI: Sixth Women and Science event was held on September 20, 2019, at Balıkesir University. There was one Mathematics talk and one other science talk and a panel on women’s role in STEM education. There were 149 registered participants nearly all of them attended the workshop. The participants were from 30 different universities from every region of Turkey.
Women and Mathematics: Number Theory: The fourth Women and Mathematics meeting has been held on March 07, 2020, at Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences (IMBM), in Istanbul, Turkey. There were four invited speakers, Ozlem Imamoglu( ETH Zurich University ) (could not make it due to COVID pandemic), but others Elisa Lorenzo Garcia ( University of Rennes 1), Rachel Newton ( University of Reading ) and Ekin Ozman (Bogazici University) have come and gave talks. There was also Gender Gap in Science presentation, in this meeting. There were more than 40 participants in this event.
We have planned the 7th Workshop of Association for Turkish Women in Maths: April 16-18, 2020 at Van Yuzuncu Yil University, in Van, Turkey but it has been postponed to a future date due to Covid-19 pandemic.