Watch Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

From the AMS: As part of the May12 initiative, Celebrating Women in Mathematics, ZALA films has kindly agreed to provide one free screening per person or group of the film “Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani” from April 1 to May 15, 2020. Register to watch this beautiful film.

Another New Award Honoring Maryam Mirzakhani

A new award for women mathematicians in honor of Maryam Mirzakhani has been established recently: The Breakthrough Foundation’s Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize “for early-career women in math.” Among her many honors, Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman awarded the Fields Medal. She passed away in July 2017 at the age of 40. See our … Continue reading Another New Award Honoring Maryam Mirzakhani

Diversity Events at MSRI

A recent News from MSRI message has information about several interesting diversity events to be held there (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA) including Applications for the 2020 MSRI-UP summer program for undergraduates The African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) Maryam Mirzakhani film premier Connections for Women: Quantum Symmetries and other programs Read more … Continue reading Diversity Events at MSRI

Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

From the AMS: “The National Academy of Sciences has established a newly named Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics (formerly the NAS Award in Mathematics, which was established in 1988 by the AMS in honor of its centennial). The prize will be awarded biennially for exceptional contributions to the mathematical sciences by a mid-career mathematician. Nominations … Continue reading Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

A Holiday For Celebrating Women In Mathematics

“At the 2018 World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)^2 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society proposed designating Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday (May 12) as a day for celebrating women in mathematics. The proposal was approved.” Read more about the holiday here.

AMS Notices 2018 special issues

February 2018: Black History Month which includes– In Honor of Black History edited by Talithia Williams– Chelsea Walton Interview by Alexander Diaz-Lopez– The Role of Professional Societies in STEM Diversity by Vernon R. Morris and Talitha M. Washington March 2018: Women’s History Month which includes– Women’s History Month by Margaret A. Readdy and Christine Taylor– Gender Differences in First Jobs for New US PhDs in … Continue reading AMS Notices 2018 special issues