People around the world will be celebrating Women in Mathematics Day on 12 May, in honour of the birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female Fields Medallist (who sadly passed away in 2017 at just 40 years of age).
Now, 12 May is a Sunday, but the School of Mathematics and Statistics is organising an event during the morning of Monday 13 May, including an interactive panel discussion about issues facing women in mathematics.
The panel discussion will take place in
Auditorium 1 (level 1) of the Administration Building (F23),
which is located close to the City Road frontage of the University of Sydney, near the Forum Restaurant, and just a minute's walk from the Carslaw Building.
The order of events is planned as follows
morning tea preceding the Panel Discussion, foyer outside Auditorium 1, from 10:15 am,
Welcome and Introduction 10:45 am, in Auditorium 1,
Panel Discussion 10:50 - 11:45 am, in Auditorium 1,
light luncheon (details to follow),
- NEW!! Talk by Jacqui Ramagge "My life in maths" at 5 pm in Carslaw 157.
The morning discussion will be moderated by Anne Thomas.
Panelists include Becky Armstrong, Lamiae Azizi, Emma Carberry, Zsuzsanna Dancso, Pantea Pooladvand, Milena Radnovic, Sarah Romanes, Sharon Stephen and Rachel Wang.
The panelists will introduce a range of issues and perspectives based on their individual experiences as women in mathematics.
Discussion then opens up to include comments and questions from the audience, with opportunities for any of the panelists to respond, comment or share thoughts and insights.
All undergraduates, postgraduates and staff from around the University of Sydney, and their friends, are most welcome to participate.
To gauge numbers for catering purposes, please email Noella Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday 9 May if you would like to have morning tea and/or participate in the luncheon after the discussion, indicating any dietary requirements.
David Easdown (email@example.com),
on behalf of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee,
School of Mathematics and Statistics