Mission: This seminar series exists for the purpose of encouraging, inspiring, showcasing and celebrating research of women in math, as well as for stimulating mathematical interactions within and around the still minority community. It is also hoped that this seminar will provide a little oasis where the audience are encouraged to try to learn about, judge and celebrate women's work in mathematics without the influence of gender considerations.
Conception: The idea was original suggested by our own graduate student Karene Chu probably as early as in 2009 at one of the Math Women social gatherings. Lucy Liuxuan Zhang finally embraced the idea in spring 2011, and a consultation/brainstorming session involving 4-5 female grad students of the department took place in April 2011. The consensus was that women (at least the female grad students) in math would definitely benefit from some women-friendly mathematical activities besides the existing social events, and we should get this thing going! The first WiM seminar was made happen in May 2011.
Speakers: If you are a woman working in mathematics in Toronto or somewhere in Southern Ontario, or a visitor to the U of T math department or the Fields Institute, and you have a piece of mathematics you would like to share with us, be it original research or a nice piece of math you learned, we are happy to listen. Don't be shy, student presentations are strongly encouraged! Simply send an email to one of the organizers (Note the format of the seminar below), specifying which month you would like to speak in and we will get back to you soon. Please volunteer to give a talk! Also, if you are a man working on a piece of mathematics inspired or pioneered by some female mathematician, you are also welcome to speak at the seminar. :-)
Format and Time: The seminar takes place once a month, usually towards the end of each month. The talk can be 30 to 50 minutes in length (depending on the speaker's preference), and the level of formality may vary from talk to talk. However, these talks should be designed for a diverse mathematical audience, that is, little specialized background should be assumed. Special time accommodation may be made for the speaker as long as logistics allow.
Audience: Everyone! Regardless of your gender, you are very welcome to join us and get to know us as long as you are willing to strive for equality (complete mastery is not required).
Hey, check out Women in Mathematics @ MIT! In case you are also kind of interested in physics, consider attending the Women in Physics Canada conference, held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in 2011 and at UBC in 2012. More locally, there is the newly launched Laurier Centre for Women in Science which hosts and organizes interesting events from time to time.
|Thur, Sep 27, 2012||4:10-5pm||Natasha Dobrinen [U of Denver]||The structure of the Tukey types of ultrafilters||HU1018||Dana||N/A|
|Thur, Oct 25, 2012||4:10-4:40pm||Anne Dranovski [UofT]||The quest for irreducible representations of S_n||BA2139||Lucy||N/A|
|Thur, Oct 25, 2012||4:40-5:10pm||Viktoriya Baydina [UofT]||Group structure of elliptic curves||BA2139||Lucy||N/A|
|Tues, Nov 20, 2012||1:10-2pm||Lucy Liuxuan Zhang [UofT]||Fibre bundle framework for quantum fault tolerance||HU1018||Dana||N/A|
|Dec 2012||Christmas break|
|Fri, Jan 18, 2013||12:30-1:30pm||N/A||N/A||BA Math Lounge||Yael||Math women lunch|
|Wed, Jan 30, 2013||12:10-1pm||Dana Bartosova||Ramsey property for Boolean algebras with ideals and dynamics of the Cantor set||BA6180||Iva||N/A|
Note: Room HU1018 is located on the 10th floor at 215 Huron Street.
September (27) 2012 -- Natasha Dobrinen,
October (25) 2012 -- Anne Dranovski,
October (25) 2012 -- Viktoriya Baydina,
November (20) 2012 -- Lucy Liuxuan Zhang,
January (30) 2013 -- Dana Bartosova,
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Last Update: 18 May 2011|