WIMSIG NEWSLETTER — December 2022
Latest AustMS WIMSIG Awardees
Congratulations to the following awardees of the October 2022 round (Round 17) of the Cheryl E. Praeger and Anne Penfold Street awards.
Praeger Travel Award
- Tumadhir Fahim Alsulami (La Trobe University) was awarded a Praeger Award to participate in 66th AustMS meeting at UNSW Sydney.
- Himani Sharma (Macquarie University) was awarded a Praeger Award to participate in 66th AustMS meeting at UNSW Sydney.
- Paula Verdugo (Macquarie University) was awarded a Praeger Award to participate in the International Category Theory Conference in Belgium and to visit EPFL, Lausanne.
- Yawen Zheng (University of Wollongong) was awarded a Praeger Award to participate in ANZIAM 2023, Cairns.
Penfold Street Award
- Tumadhir Fahim Alsulami (La Trobe University) was awarded a Penfold Street Award to participate in the 66th AustMS meeting at UNSW Sydney.
- Emma Carberry (The University of Sydney) was awarded a Penfold Street Award to participate in the Geometry of Submanifold and Integrable Systems workshop in Japan.
- Zsuzsanna Dansco (The University of Sydney) was awarded a Penfold Street Award to participate in a workshop in Switzerland and to visit the Renyi Institute.
Science at the Shine Dome 2022
Four WIMSIG members were honoured at the Science at the Shine Dome event held in Canberra last month. Aurore Delaigle, Catherine Greenhill, and Kate Smith-Miles were officially inducted as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (2020, 2022 and 2022, respectively), and Cheryl Praeger was awarded the inaugural Ruby Payne-Scott award (2021) at the Gala Dinner, held at Parliament House. Congratulations to all!
L-R: Kate Smith-Miles, Cheryl Praeger, Catherine Greenhill
Committee for Women in Mathematics
Congratulations to Catherine Greenhill (WIMSIG Chair), who will be a member of the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematics Union from 2023–2026.
Upcoming WIMSIG Vote
In December, all WIMSIG members will receive an email from the WIMSIG Returning Officer, Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman, asking members to vote on the open positions on the WIMSIG Executive Committee for 2023 (where more than one nomination has been received). The nominees for these positions will be announced at the WIMSIG Business Meeting on Monday 5 December.
In addition, WIMSIG members will also be asked to vote on two questions regarding a proposal which would allow members of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) to become WIMSIG Members (and not just Friends of WIMSIG). Currently, only AustMS members can become WIMSIG Members.
There will be more information in the email and on the survey webpage. For now, we just ask WIMSIG members to keep their eyes open for the email from the Returning Officer, and to submit their vote by the closing date (December 31).
WIMSIG Business Meeting and WIMSIG Dinner at AustMS 2022
There are two WIMSIG events taking place on Monday 5 December 2022, before the start of this year’s AustMS meeting at UNSW Sydney.
The annual WIMSIG Business Meeting will be held in RC-4082 on the 4th floor of the Red Centre (East Wing) at 17:30 AEDT on Monday 5 December. The Red Centre is at H15 on the UNSW campus map.
Anyone interested in WIMSIG activities is welcome to attend the Business Meeting, where the Executive Committee will report on what we’ve been up to during the year. There will also be a Zoom link for remote attendance, which will be emailed out to WIMSIG members closer to the date.
The WIMSIG Dinner will be held at 18:30 AEDT on Monday 5 December at the Lounge, UNSW Sydney. The Lounge is on Level 11 of the Library Building, F21 on the above campus map. The dinner will feature a panel discussion with Lisa Piccirillo, Serena Dipierro, Zsuzsanna Dansco, and Geetika Verma.
The University of Queensland (UQ)
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Statistics or Mathematical Data Science (full time, continuing)
— Closing date: Thursday 19 January, 2023
Heidelberg Laureate Forum
The 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from 24th–29th September 2023.
Applications for participation at the 10th HLF are open in three categories: Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD, and PostDocs. The application period for the 10th HLF runs from 11th November 2022 until 11th February 2023.
Young researchers at all phases of their careers (Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD, or PostDocs) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by 11th February 2023 (midnight CET).
See the webpage https://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org for the online application and nomination forms.
IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM)
CWM Call 2023 was launched on October 20. In the call, CWM invites proposals for funding of up to €3000 for activities or initiatives taking place in 2023, aimed at either (a) establishing or supporting networks for women in mathematics, preferably at the continental or regional level, and with priority given to networks in developing or emerging countries, (b) organising research workshop geared towards establishing research networks for women by fostering research collaborations during the event, or (c) other relevant initiatives.
The deadline for applications is Friday 23 December, 2022.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome no later than Tuesday 31 January, 2023.
- Hannah Fry: Why do so few women excel at maths? Sexism, of course — It takes a great deal of resilience to counter outdated narratives.
- The myth of the ‘math person’ — Anxiety illuminated by author and Radcliffe grad Sheila Tobias resonates with students, teachers almost 50 years later.
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