WIMSIG Supported Events
Advice Sheet for Event Organisers (PDF, 63KB)
WIMSIG ENDORSED EVENTS
With the COVID shutdown of many campuses around the world, some events are going online. There are many downsides to this, as there is no substitute for talking to an interesting speaker over a cup of tea. However, one of the upsides is the ability to still attend conferences and present your research without the financial, time and personal costs of travelling.
The following upcoming conferences will be online.
- PyCon AU 2020
- September 4—6, 2020
- Number The Down Under 8
- October 6—8, 2020
- Annual AustMS meeting
- December 8—10, 2020
Started in 2016, the Workshop on Metric Bounds and Transversality (WoMBaT) is one of the key research events for optimisation and nonsmooth analysis community in Australia. The fifth WoMBaT workshop will be held on Geelong Campus of Deakin University on 2-4 December, 2020.
2020 AustMS Meeting
The 64th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be an online conference, hosted by the University of New England, from December 8–10.
Registration is free for AustMS members and closes on 16 November 2020. (The fee for non-members is $50, and can be put towards AustMS membership.).
Special Session on ‘Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) in Mathematics‘
Presentations are invited on the following three themes:
- Structural impediments to academic careers,
- Good Allyship,
- Broadening mathematics for everyone.
However, we welcome your contributions on any IDE topic that you would like to share with the mathematics community.
Talks in this session may span a wide range of topics relating to mathematics and inclusivity, diversity and equity in: the professional community (e.g. academia, industry, government), the higher-education student body (under- and post-graduate students), and more broadly in society.
Examples of under-represented and under-included groups and knowledges are: women mathematicians; Indigenous mathematicians; LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse mathematicians; mathematicians with disabilities; mathematicians from non-dominant cultural backgrounds; mathematicians with physical or mental health challenges; mathematicians from low SES or other non-traditional educational background — and there are many more.
WIMSIG EMBEDDED EVENTS
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
WIMSIG Conference 2020 … postponed until 2021
The WIMSIG Conference 2020 is a Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, showcasing the research of women. Research presentations will be given across several topics in the mathematical and statistical sciences. We are seeking expressions of interest to help organise special sessions. We are also seeking expressions of interest to present in the special sessions. Please complete the form below to register your interest.
- SAVE THE DATE: September 2021
- Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia
- Call for Expressions of Interest: https://forms.gle/55dhKJ2r79Sq3C2XA
PAST EVENTS (2019—2020)
WIMSIG ENDORSED EVENTS
Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) 2020
- Simon Fraser University, downtown Vancouver, Canada
- June 15–24, 2020
Women in Mathematics Day Event at Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University is running an event for Women in Mathematics Day.
- Thursday 14 May at 4:00pm–7:30pm
- Female Orphan School, Parramatta Campus
Program: Screening of the new film “Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani” – http://www.zalafilms.com/secrets/.
- Luci Ellis (Reserve Bank of Australia)
- Julia Collins (Edith Cowan University)
- Mary Myerscough (University of Sydney)
- Rosalind Wang (Western Sydney University)
Catalysing Gender Equity
- February 20–21, 2020
- Adelaide Convention Centre
The Australian Academy of Science, in collaboration with Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), invites you to join us at Catalysing Gender Equity 2020, a two-day outcome-driven conference guided by the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.
The 2020 Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISG) will be held at NewSpace, University of Newcastle’s City Campus from Tuesday 28 January to Saturday 1 February 2020. For details of industry projects, see https://mathsinindustry.com/. Registration is free for participants and is now open. Please feel free to pass on this information to others who may not be members of ANZIAM or AustMS. Enquiries about MISG 2020, contact email@example.com.
Data Science Down Under
- December 8–12, 2019
- Fort Scratchley Function Centre, Nobbys Road, Newcastle
This year’s workshop is lucky to have an excellent line-up of national and international speakers on a variety of topics related to Data Science and Machine Learning. The workshop consists of two integral parts: (i) Boot camp: Sunday 8 December to Tuesday 10 December (ii) Recent advances:Wednesday 11 December to Thursday 12 December This year, the theme of the boot camp is ‘Randomised Numerical Linear Algebra‘, which is a subject of ongoing intense study. Recent advances will include a diverse range of cutting edge research results on theory and application of Machine Learning. For further details, please see the workshop website at https://carma.newcastle.edu.au/meetings/dsdu/.
AustMS Session on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
For the first time, a session on ‘Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’ will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, hosted by Monash University (Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th December). We invite you to participate in the special session, and consider submitting a talk (20 minutes, plus 5 minutes break between talks).
Talks in this session may span a wide range of topics relating to mathematics and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in: the professional community (e.g. academia, industry, government), the higher-education student body (under- and post-graduate students), and more broadly in society.
Examples of underrepresented and under-included groups and knowledges are: women mathematicians; Indigenous mathematicians; LGBTIQ and gender-diverse mathematicians; mathematicians with disabilities; mathematicians from non-dominant cultural backgrounds — and there are many more.
The conference website is here: https://austms.org.au/annualmeeting/2019/. Early bird registration closes on October 31, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted by November 8.
- November 18–22, 2019
- University House, ANU, Canberra
Applications are open for the Mentoring and Guidance in Careers(MAGIC) workshop for early-career women or gender-diverse researchers with a PhD in mathematical or physical sciences, awarded within the past 7 years.
Successful applicants will receive financial support for airfare and accommodation costs to attend the workshop. Our workshops receive an enthusiastic welcome and are normally oversubscribed, with many interested people turned away due to restricted capacity.
Applications will close midnight August 16, 2019.
The 2019 workshop is organised by Professors Michelle Coote (ANU), Mahananda Dasgupta (ANU) and Nalini Joshi (The University of Sydney). The organising committee includes Dr Merryn McKinnon from the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, ANU.
Her Story: Inspiring Women in Science
- 10am — 5pm daily (until November 15)
- Main Foyer, South Australian Museum
- More information
International School on Dynamical Systems and Applications
The third meeting of the Tunisian Women Mathematicians’ Association (TWMA) will take place in Monastir (Tunisia) from September 5-10, 2019. More details can be found here.
Challenges in High Performance Computing
- September 2-6, 2019
- Australian National University, Hanna Neumann Building (145)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The focus of this interdisciplinary workshop is on bringing together techniques that are at the forefront of mathematics and computer science for solving large scale problems motivated by applications on high performance computers. The main aim is to foster cooperation and communication between the fields of Algorithms, Resilience, Middleware, Software and Applications.
Part of the Special Year 2019: Computational Mathematics
Women in Mathematics in Australia Panel Discussion and Round Table
- Monday 26 August, 2019
- 6:00pm for 6:30–7:30pm
- Auditorium 1 (Level 1), Administrative Building (F23)
- The University of Sydney
Convenor: Prof Jacqui Ramagge (The University of Sydney)
- Dr Sophie Calabretto (Macquarie University)
- Prof Nalini Joshi (The University of Sydney)
- Prof Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology)
- Dr Giang Nguyen (The University of Adelaide)
- Prof Sylvie Paycha (University of Potsdam)
- Prof Natalie Thamwattana (University of Newcastle)
The event is free. However, audience places are limited by the size of the auditorium. Please register for this event by emailing David Easdown (email@example.com) by Monday 19 August, with your name and affiliation, and also including any dietary requirements. Refreshments will be served from 6:00–6:30pm and canapes from 7:30–8:00pm in the foyer outside the auditorium.
The following webpage has a link to a map, for locating the venue, for people not familiar with The University of Sydney, and also lists some potential questions for the panelists (updated until the event):
Women in Mathematics Meeting
- July 22-24, 2019
- FCT-NOVA, Caparica, Portugal
Early registration is open until June 10. For further information, see eventos.fct.unl.pt/women-in-mathematics-meeting.
Sponsors: Foundation Compositio Mathematica, CMA – FCT – NOVA (Center of Mathematics and Applications), EWM, National Committe of UNESCO, CIM, UNINOVA, SPM, Almada City Hall.
Organisers: Ana Cristina Casimiro, Magda Rebelo, Manuel Silva, Marta Faias (FCT-NOVA)
- Sílvia Barbeiro (Universidade de Coimbra)
- Fernanda Cipriano (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
- Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
- Patrícia Gonçalves (Universidade de Lisboa)
- Margarida Melo (CMUC, Universidade de Coimbra and Roma Tre)
- Teresa Monteiro Fernandes (Universidade de Lisboa)
- Maria Rosário Pinho (Universidade do Porto)
- Lucile Vandembroucq (Universidade do Minho)
- Elena Resmerita (University of Klagenfurt, Austria) – EWM rep.
AMSI Winter School
The AMSI Winter School is hosting A Celebration of Mathematics: Diversity in STEM on Wednesday 3 July at 5pm in the Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane.
The event welcomes all students, researchers and professionals with an interest in STEM to join for a relaxed evening of talks and lively discussions. The event is free, with light refreshments provided.
Find out more and register to attend at http://ws.amsi.org.au/diversity-in-stem.
African Women in Mathematics Conference
- July 2-5, 2019
- Stellenbosch University, South Africa
This four-day conference is aimed at African-famed mathematicians (both pure and applied) and will be focused around the theme of Women in Mathematical Communities.
For further enquiries, please email Karin-Therese Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may have met Karin at the inaugural WIMSIG Conference in 2017.
Women in Computational Topology: 1-Day Workshop
- July 1, 2019
- Australian National University, Hanna Neumann Building (145)
- Website: https://maths.anu.edu.au/WinCompTop-oneday
- Contact: email@example.com
The primary goal of the workshop is to facilitate the formation of new and lasting research collaborations between junior and senior researchers working in the field of computational topology. The talks will be presented in colloquium style and will be followed by a poster session. All participants are encouraged to submit a poster.
This event is open to all genders. Student participation is highly encouraged.
- Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University)
- Kathryn Hess (EPFL)
- Claudia Landi (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
- Vanessa Robins (Australian National University)
Part of the Special Year 2019: Computational Mathematics
3-Day Workshop on Applications of Nonlinear Diffusion Equations
- June 19–21, 2019
- La Trobe University’s City Campus, Level 20, 360 Collins St, Melbourne
This workshop will focus on two aspects of nonlinear diffusion equations: first, the use of nonlinear equations in modelling various physical problems, in particular in the areas of ground water flow, math biology, and math physics; and second, the use of symmetry techniques to find useful analytic solutions to these types of models.
A retirement dinner for Prof Philip Broadbridge will be held on the evening of Thursday 20 June. Dinner registration is available under the “Events” tab when registering for the workshop. There is a “Retirement Dinner Only” registration category for those who would like to attend the dinner but not the workshop.
AMSI Optimise 2019
- June 17-21, 2019
- Hyatt Regency Perth
Optimisation is an increasingly crucial field for industry to drive growth and profitability. Now in its third year, AMSI Optimise moves to Perth, bringing together industry leaders from the natural resources sector, academic experts and the nation’s current postgraduate talent. The event provides a platform to understand industry drivers and foster research collaborations, connecting business with Australia’s future workforce.
The themes of the 2019 conference are Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture & Water.
Choose Maths grants are available to assist female students and early career researchers with travel, accommodation and/or carer costs to attend the conference in Perth.
Share your research — submit an abstract for the poster session on Day 1 or workshop talks on Days 4 and 5. Up to $500 in prizes will be awarded for the best posters.
Summer School at Institut Mittag Leffler (Stockholm)
“Modern theory of group actions and the special role of finite simple groups”
- June 3–7, 2019
- Conference website: https://ewmems2019mli.sciencesconf.org/
- Mittag Leffler website: http://www.mittag-leffler.se/
The main speakers are:
- Alice Niemeyer (RWTH Aachen University)
- Cheryl Praeger (The University of Western Australia)
- Colva Roney-Dougal (University of St Andrews)
who will each be teaching a 4-hr lecture course. There will be additional short spotlight lectures too.
There are 21 places available with funding, i.e., accommodation and meal allowance. Up to 13 additional participants are possible, provided they find (and pay for) their own accommodation.
Even before official registration at the IML is open, we invite applications!
- A short CV and informal statement on why you wish to attend and what you hope to get out of the school.
- A short recommendation from a supervisor.
Potential participants who wish to apply for financial support are asked to outline their needs in their application letter. Our resources are however quite limited. As part of this summer school format we particularly encourage female candidates to apply!
Please email Rebecca Waldecker if you want to apply or in case of any questions.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019.
WIMSIG EMBEDDED EVENTS
WIMSIG Business Meeting and Dinner
The WIMSIG Women in Mathematical Sciences Dinner will be held on Monday 2 December as part of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society at Monash University.
The event is free to all participants of the AustMS meeting, regardless of gender or membership of WIMSIG. The purpose of the dinner is to support women, and particularly early career researchers, to enter and establish careers in mathematics. Come along to hear about the careers of the AustMS 2019 female plenary speakers, to discuss issues concerning women in mathematics in Australia, and to network with fellow WIMSIG members and supporters.
The annual WIMSIG Business Meeting will also be held on Monday 2 December, just prior to the Women in Mathematical Sciences Dinner. As with the Dinner, anyone interested in WIMSIG activities is welcome to attend.
WIMSIG Business Meeting
- 5–6pm, Monday 2 December
- Lecture Theatre S1, located at 16 Rainforest Walk, Clayton campus, Monash University
- 6:15pm, Monday 2 December
- Monash Campus Centre Banquet Hall
- Drinks will run from 6:15pm to 6:45pm. Dinner will start at 6:45pm.
Please register your attendance for the dinner when you register for the AustMS meeting. There is no need to register for the business meeting.
May 12 is Women in Mathematics Day
The birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani will now be celebrated around the world as Women in Mathematics Day. There are lots of events happening all around the country and all around the world.
NEW SOUTH WALES
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Macquarie University invites you to attend an event celebrating “Women of Mathematics: A Gallery of Portraits” Exhibition Opening and Public Lecture.
- Thursday 2 May at 6:00—8:30pm
- RSVP: https://women-of-mathematics-event.eventbrite.com.au
The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney will be celebrating Women in Mathematics Day with a morning tea, panel discussion, and luncheon on Monday 13 May.
For more information and to register, please go to http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/s/scnitm/de-WomenInMathematicsPanelDi.
University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong (UOW) is hosting an event in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics on Tuesday 14 May to celebrate the first Women in Mathematics Day. The event will consist of a number of presentations, including talks from our newest DECRA recipient Valentina-Mira Wheeler and our newest professor Marijka Batterham. These will be followed by a networking lunch and discussion.
- Presentations: Building 35-G20, UOW Campus, from 11:30am—12:30pm
- Networking Lunch: SMART Building Foyer, UOW Campus, from 12:30—2:30pm
Organisers: Maureen Edwards, Angelina Lonard, Aidan Sims, Glen Wheeler
The UOW Maths and Stats Society will also be holding a talk to celebrate Women in Mathematics Day.
Title: My Life in Maths
Speaker: Prof Jacqui Ramagge
Abstract: The reading of a play in three acts outlining my life as a mathematician. It will be the story of my life since I started studying mathematics at university punctuated by the statement of some theorems related to the mathematics I was doing at various times.
- Friday 10 May at 3:30pm
- University of Wollongong, room 39C-174
UNSW Sydney will be hosting a Women in Mathematics Day Lunch on Thursday 16 May at 12:30—2:00pm. All welcome and RSVPs are essential.
A short film will also be screened highlighting the journeys of some women in mathematics. For more information, and to register, please see https://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/events/2019-05/celebrating-women-in-maths-lunch.
Western Sydney University
To celebrate Women in Mathematics Day, Western Sydney University will be hosting invited talks from Adelle Howse, Catherine Greenhill, Leanne Rylands and Huanhuan Li on Thursday 16 May at 3:30pm. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At QUT in Brisbane, ACEMS will host a lunch on Monday 13 May.
A selection of successful and inspiring female mathematicians and statisticians from both QUT and surrounds will talk about what mathematics means to them and why it’s important more girls and women consider careers in the mathematical sciences. Their talks will be followed by a panel discussion, led by QUT Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, who is also a Deputy Director and Chief Investigator for ACEMS.
The event is free and is brought to you by ACEMS and the QUT School of Mathematics. Numbers are limited, so please ensure you register if you wish to attend and please do get in touch if you wish to cancel your spot so it can be offered to someone else.
To register please go to the ACEMS website event listing.
- Monday 13 May at 12:30—2:00pm
- Alumni Court UQ St Lucia
- RSVP: http://ems.gs/3iGO0bzboJu
This is a networking event with invitations being extended to industry representatives, providing attendees with the opportunity to network and maybe develop some new collaborations. The event is open to all interested members of the mathematics community, including males and females, staff and students, academics and non-academics.
A light lunch will be provided.
In addition, this event will be followed by a Special Colloquium celebrating women in mathematics, where four presenters will give non-specialist talks about female mathematicians.
The Special Colloquium details are as follows.
- Monday 13 May at 2:00pm—3:00pm (talks followed by afternoon tea)
- Parnell building (7), Room 326
- RSVP: http://ems.gs/3iGO0iaboBT
More details will follow, but you are also welcome to contact Diane Donovan (email@example.com) or Poh Hillock (firstname.lastname@example.org) re the lunch or Romina Arroyo (email@example.com) or Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman (firstname.lastname@example.org) re the Colloquium.
To celebrate International Women in Mathematics Day, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia will be holding a Women in Maths Day SA Conference on Monday 13 May.
The careers-focused conference will run from 9:30am—3:30pm at The University of Adelaide and will include perspectives from both industry and academia on the role of women in mathematics, an interactive networking workshop, and panel discussions. The day will also include a keynote address from leading mathematician, and co-founder and co-chair of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, Prof Nalini Joshi (AO).
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided, and a full event program will be released soon.
Registration is FREE and is now open at SA-WOMEN-IN-MATHS-2019.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU.
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne will be hosting a panel discussion on Monday 13 May at 5:30—6:30pm in the Evan Williams lecture room, Peter Hall Building.
Panelists include Prof Kate Smith-Miles, Prof Antoinette Tordesillas and Prof Malwina Luczak.
For more information, and to RSVP, go to https://acems.org.au/events/melbourne-women-maths-day.
To mark the occasion of the first Women in Mathematics Day, Monash University will host a special colloquium by Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen on Thursday 9 May at 2:30—3:30pm, followed by a forum consisting of Prof Kerrie Mengersen, Prof Jessica Purcell, Prof Di Cook and nominated actuary at EBS, Julie Cook, at 3:40—4:30pm, with a reception afterwards.
Contact: Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi (email@example.com).
- Wednesday 15 May at 2:30—3:30pm
- Room 03, Level 9, Building 8, RMIT University
- RSVP: Eventbrite
There will be a panel discussion with Prof Belinda Tynan, Prof Asha Rao, and Prof Irene Hudson.
Swinburne University of Technology presents two seminars to celebrate Women in Mathematics Day.
- Tuesday 14 May at 10:30—11.30am
- EN103, Engineering Building, Swinburne University of Technology
- Ms Fatima Ansari: Less is more in the chemotherapy of breast cancer
- Dr Pinkee Dey: Thermomagnetic convection in ferromagnetic nanofluids
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please register your Women in Mathematics Day event at https://may12.womeninmaths.org. Registering will increase the visibility of people around the world celebrating Women in Mathematics.
To all organisers of Women in Mathematics Day events — please send in some photos from your event, and we will publish a selection in the next WIMSIG newsletter. Submit to Kim Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 27.
Women of Mathematics: A One-Day Meeting at ANU
This event will celebrate Women of Mathematics through a range of activities, including a networking lunch, a panel discussion, long (1 hour) and short (20 minutes) research talks, and an official opening (with cocktail reception) of the exhibit “Women of Mathematics” at ANU.
Some of these activities will be aimed at the general public, some at undergraduate students, and some at research mathematicians. Everybody is most welcome.
- Dr Anita Liebenau (UNSW Sydney)
First organiser of the exhibit Women of Mathematics in Australia (Monash 2017).
- Prof Sylvie Paycha (Universität Potsdam)
Curator (together with the photographer Noel Matoff) of the exhibit Women of Mathematics (since 2016), Chair of the European Mathematical Society committee Women and Mathematics (2006–2009), and Convenor of the organisation European Women in Mathematics (1995–1997).
- Prof Cheryl Praeger AM FAA (The University of Western Australia)
Australian Research Council Federation Fellow (2009–2013), Member of the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union(2007–2014), and Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science (2014–2018).
- Prof Jacquie Ramagge (The University of Sydney)
Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sydney and President of the Australian Mathematical Society .
- Prof Kate Smith-Miles (The University of Melbourne)
Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and President of the Australian Mathematical Society (2016–2018).
- Prof Yvonne Stokes (The University of Adelaide)
Immediate Past Chair of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society.
International Day for Women and Girls in Science
The UN has declared February 11 to be the International Day for Women and Girls in Science. Perhaps you could grab some STEM colleagues and have an impromptu celebration.
ANZIAM Conference 2019
- February 4-7, 2019
- Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, New Zealand
- Conference website
The conference will feature a Women in Mathematical Sciences Lunch, to be (provisionally) held on Tuesday 5 February. This event is free and open to all delegates regardless of gender, although registration is required for catering purposes. You can register for this event by ticking the relevant box on the registration form.