WIMSIG NEWSLETTER – December 2023

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Annual WIMSIG Business Meeting and Dinner – 4pm Brisbane time

The annual WIMSIG Dinner will be held on Monday 4 December as part of the 67th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society at The University of Queensland. The WIMSIG Dinner is open to all participants of the AustMS meeting, regardless of gender or membership of WIMSIG. The purpose of the dinner is to support women, trans and gender diverse people, and particularly early career researchers, to enter and establish careers in mathematics. Registration is essential since places are limited. 

The annual WIMSIG Business Meeting will also be held on Monday 4 December, prior to the WIMSIG Dinner, at 4pm Brisbane time. As with the Dinner, anyone interested in WIMSIG activities is welcome to attend the Business Meeting.Details of the venue of the business meeting (including a zoom if you cannot join in person) can be found in the conference booklet here: https://austms2023.smp.uq.edu.au/.

WIMSIG2024 Conference — Call for Special Sessions EOI

WIMSIG is excited to announce the upcoming WIMSIG Conference 2024, which will be held on 1–2 October 2024 at the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI).  

We are now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for organising Special Sessions at WIMSIG 2024, each focused on a specific area of the mathematical sciences.  

Key responsibilities for Special Session organisers: 

·         Session Theme: Define a single topic of interest in the domains of the mathematical sciences. 

·         Select Speakers: Identify and invite 8–11 women, trans and gender diverse speakers who can offer valuable insights and knowledge within the session’s chosen theme. We encourage the inclusion of research students among the speakers to provide emerging scholars with a valuable opportunity to showcase their work.  

·         Speaker Coordination: Liaise with confirmed speakers, ensuring that they provide you with their presentation title and an abstract by a date to be specified. 

If your group is smaller than the recommended number of speakers, you also have the option to merge with a related session. 

Prospective Special Session organisers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), the name of at least one co-organiser, and a list of potential speakers using the online submission form.  We strongly recommend that every special session has at least two organisers. 

EOI Submission Deadline:  16 February 2024 

For enquiries, please contact Catherine Greenhill.  

WIMSIG2024 Organising Committee: 

·         Harini Desiraju (SMRI)

·         Kate Doyle (SMRI)

·         Catherine Greenhill (UNSW) – Chair

·         Xiaoping Lu (Wollongong)

·         Catherine Penington (Macquarie)

·         Rachel Wang (Sydney)

Jobs:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematical or Statistical Data Science
Location: Parkville Closing Date: 18/12/2023 
Develop and maintain a high-level research program in an area of mathematics or statistics
 
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
Location: Parkville Closing Date: 18/12/2023 
Develop and maintain a high-level research program in the area of pure mathematics
 
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematical or Statistical Data Science (Women or Non-Binary Only)
Location: Parkville Closing Date: 18/12/2023 
Develop and maintain a high-level research program in the area of Mathematical or Statistical Data Science
 
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics (Geometry/Topology)
Location: Parkville Closing Date: 18/12/2023 
Develop and maintain a high-level research program in the area of geometry and/or topology
 
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Stochastic Processes / Probability (Women or Non-Binary Only)
Location: Parkville Closing Date: 18/12/2023 
Develop and maintain a high-level research program in the area of probability theory and its applications

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Training:

  • The Dream Big program is a free training program designed for female and non-binary (mostly undergraduate) STEM students to help them become ‘career ready’.