WIMSIG NEWSLETTER — December 2020
Prof Susan Scott awarded Dirac Medal
Prof Susan Scott (ANU) has been awarded the Dirac Medal for the advancement of Theoretical Physics. She accepted her medal by giving a public lecture “Einstein’s Gift: Gravitational Waves and Black Hole” at UNSW on 17th November. Prof Scott is only the second women to be awarded the Dirac Medal.
Cathy Foley appointed as Australian Chief Scientist
Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) November Newsletter
WIMSIG Virtual Business Meeting
The WIMSIG Virtual Business Meeting will be held on Monday 7 December 2020 as part of the 64th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society that will be an online conference, hosted by the University of New England. Anyone interested in WIMSIG activities is welcome to attend the Business Meeting.
- When: December 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM Australia/Melbourne (AEDT)
- Where: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86158363598?pwd=WWJZWUVRWG5ERHNNdm4wL3pSTkhDZz09
WIMSIG Virtual Forum
The WIMSIG Virtual Forum will be held on Monday 7 December 2020 as part of the 64th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. The purpose of the Virtual Forum will be to support women, and particularly early career researchers, to enter and establish careers in mathematics. Come along to hear about the careers of four AustMS 2020 female plenary speakers, to discuss issues concerning women in mathematics in Australia, and to network (virtually) with fellow WIMSIG members and supporters.
- When: December 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne (AEDT)
- Where: https://une-au.zoom.us/s/84710097908 (Passcode: 648142)
After the forum, we will meet in the bar: https://gather.town/app/LoDU11kvpvSwY30D/bigbar
Women’s Education Forum
Committee for Melbourne, in collaboration with Bank of Melbourne, are hosting a special Women’s Education Forum on the impacts of COVID-19 on women on Tuesday 8 December at 2-3pm: https://melbourne.org.au/event/womens-education-forum-impacts-of-covid-19-on-women/
- Radioactive: new Marie Curie biopic inspires, but resonates uneasily for women in science, The Conversation — November 10, 2020
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