African Women in Mathematics Conference

Women in Mathematical Communities

23-25 March 2020 Stellenbosch University

Though I see nothing but vague and cloudy uncertainty in the foreground of our being, yet I fancy I discern a very bright light a good way further on and this makes me care much less about the cloudiness and indistinctness which is near.
Ada Lovelace

AWiM Virtual Seminars

The AWiM Seminars are open to all nationalities and genders. Our aim is to showcase African women mathematicians as well as feature international speakers of interest. They provide a forum for women mathematicians across Africa to meet regularly, to be inspired, and to meet mathematicians from across the world.

To register click here.

Fifth Seminar 5 October 2020

Federico Ardila is a Colombian combinatorialist. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, and is a professor at San Francisco State University. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and a recipient of the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Federico leads various initiatives in the US and Colombia to help build an increasingly diverse, equitable, and human mathematical community. He has advised 50 thesis students, half of whom are women. Federico is also a DJ and percussionist, celebrating the musical dialogue between Latin America and Africa. He is very excited to initiate a mathematical dialogue as well. His talk will be about Geometry, Robots, and Society.

Federico Ardila

Fourth Seminar 21 September 2020

Marni Mishna is a professor of mathematics at Simon Fraser University near Vancouver, Canada. She is also currently the deputy director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. She did her degrees at the University of Waterloo, Simon Fraser, and the University of Quebec in Montreal. Her book, Analytic Combinatorics: A Multidimensional Approach was published last year. Aside from her technical pursuits, she is interested the role of art and design in mathematical communication, and the question of how to diversify the collection of voices and narratives in pure mathematics. She will speak about Analytic Combinatorics.

Marni Mishna

Third Seminar 14 September 2020

Carolina Araujo is a Brazilian mathematician working in the field of complex algebraic geometry. She obtained her Ph.D in mathematics from Princeton University in 2004, and has been a researcher at IMPA (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) since 2006. She has been appointed Simons Associate at ICTP from 2015 to 2020, and was an invited speaker at the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. She is vice-chair of the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union, and coordinated the organization of the first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)² - in 2018. She will speak about Algebraic Geometry.

Carolina Araujo

Second Seminar 25 August 2020

Aissa Wade, a professor from Penn State University in the USA, will speak to us about manifolds. Professor Wade is the first female Presdent of the Centre for the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)-NEI and AIMS Senegal. She has had visiting positions in Africa, America and Europe.

Aissa Wade

First Seminar 10 August 2020

We are very excited to open our seminar series by hosting Eugenia Cheng. She is an accomplished mathematician, pianist and writer and will be sharing key points from her new book about gender, A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender.

Eugenia Cheng

AWiM Conference 2020

It is with great regret that we must inform you that the AWiM 2020 conference scheduled for March 25-27, 2020 is hereby postponed until 2021. This follows an announcement from the Rector of Stellenbosch University that all conferences to be held on SU campuses must be cancelled until further notice as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please invite all the women mathematicians you know!

The three-day conference aimed at African female mathematicians (both pure and applied) will be focused around the theme of Women in Mathematical Communities.

Activities will include:

Plenary speakers:

An accredited short course in Matroid Theory

The course will be presented by Prof Nancy Neudauer (Pacific State University, USA) with a focus on how to apply matroid theory in your research. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate.

As a bonus, the SANUM conference follows immediately after AWiM 2020.

Why not consider attending both? For more information please download the poster or click here.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration fee: R 2000 per person Please note that there is a discount for delegates who attend both AWiM 2020 and SANUM 2020. The conference is limited to 70 participants. To register click here.

Important Dates:

28 February 2020 - Registration, abstract submission closes.

Templates

Here is a template for your abstract:

Please send you abstract in TeX format to Riana Roux

Local Organising Committee:

R Benjamin R Heymann KT Howell S Marques L Wessels R Roux H Ranaivonamanana
Dr Ronalda Benjamin Dr Retha Heymann Dr Karin-Therese Howell Dr Sophie Marques Ms Lesley Wessels Dr Riana Roux Ms Hosana Ranaivonamanana

Location and accommodation:

The conference will take place at the Mathematics Division of Stellenbosch University.

Maths Division Map

For some accommodation ideas please contact:

Nickey Cronje

or

Jenna Moses
Manager: Visitor Services
Stellenbosch 360
Tel: + 27 (0)21 883 3584
Cell: +27 (0)73 226 9095
Email:

There are also several options available on Air BnB.

For any further enquiries, please email

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