09 Aug 2018

The 2018 Meeting of the German Chapter of EWM in Heidelberg 

Following the meetings on Schloß Rauischholzhausen in 2015 and in Bielefeld in 2017, the 2018 meeting took place on May 3–4 at Heidelberg University. It was jointly organized by EWM (German Chapter), UPSTREAM – The Network for Women in Maths (Heidelberg), and the Konstanz Women in Mathematics: Paths in Studies and Career (KWIM). In the name of all participants I would like to thank the organizers Federica Fanoni, Maria Rupprecht, Anna Wienhard, Michael Winckler (all Heidelberg) and Maria Infusino (Konstanz) for the excellent job they have done.

The plenary talks were given by Andrea Barth (Stuttgart), Carla Cederbaum (Tübingen), Alice Niemeyer (Aachen), and Barbara Niethammer (Bonn). With an additional 10 shorter talks in parallel sessions and a poster session, the 73 registered participants enjoyed a broad and attractive programme which was complemented by a coaching and discussion session “How to solve it? Talking gender (gaps) in mathematics” led by Natalie Struve, and a public lecture “Warum Mathematik glücklich macht” by Christian Hesse (Stuttgart).

Our next meeting is planned to take place in Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in autumn 2019.

Barbara Gentz