LMS Women in Mathematics at Kent: 24 May 2019
The Women in Mathematics Day is an annual event organised by the London Mathematical Society for women in mathematics to meet together for a day of talks and discussion groups. The current edition is the first one to take place at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science at University of Kent, one of just nine mathematical sciences departments in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award.
The event is aimed in particular at postgraduates and those at an early stage in their career. The Women in Mathematics Day provides an opportunity to meet and talk with women who are active and successful in mathematics. Participants from previous meetings have found this opportunity useful and beneficial.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event regardless of gender.
The programme includes talks given by eminent women mathematicians from various positions and at different career stages. There is a poster session and to encourage high quality submissions, we offer a prize for the best poster. There will also be an opportunity for postgraduate students to give talks and there will be a panel discussion.
Some funds are available to help with the travel costs of PhD students and LMS members attending the event.
This event is part of the May12 initiative celebrating women in mathematics. May 12th is the birth date the first female Fields medallist, Maryam Mirzakhani.