Why Are There So Few Women Mathematicians?

How a corrosive culture keeps women out of leadership positions on math JANE C. HU NOV 4, 2016 – Atlantic As soon as mathematician Chad Topaz ripped the plastic off his copy of the American Mathematical Society’s magazine Notices, he was disappointed. Staring back at him from the cover were the faces of 13 of his fellow mathematicians—all of them men, and the majority of them white.  “Highlighting all this maleness and whiteness—what is the message that is being sent to the membership?” he wondered.

Tributes paid to ‘shining light’ Maryam Mirzakhani

FROM: ICM2018 WEBSITE  There is a classic geometric problem, put forward by Ernst Strauss in the 1950s, called the Illumination problem.  In it, he asked if a room with mirrored walls can always be illuminated by a single point light source, allowing for the repeated reflection of light off the mirrored walls.  Or in other words, can there be a room shape constructed which would leave any point in darkness? Maryam Mirzakhani devoted her life to solving equations such us these and her brilliant and…

Female Inventors

I just read this article from Susan Fourtané that has been recently published in Interesting Engineering, I hope you also enjoy reading it: Female Inventors and Their Inventions That Changed the World and Impacted the History In a Revolutionary Way Female inventors, scientists, and engineers have discovered countless revolutionary and life-changing inventions that have caused unprecedented breakthroughs in the history of the world. You will find whole the story here

for the second time an Iranian won a Fields Medal!

As IMPA reported at 1st august 2018: “Researchers from Germany, India, Iran and Italy take home the 2018 Fields Medal” the whole story: “Four notable and promising researchers from four different countries – Germany, India, Iran, and Italy – are the winners of the most important international award in mathematics, the Fields Medal. Delivered for the first time in 1936, the medal is recognition for works of excellence and an incentive for new outstanding achievements. Awarded every four years at the world’s largest mathematics event…

The Fields Medal should return to its roots

Like Olympic medals and World Cup trophies, the best-known prizes in mathematics come around only every four years. Already, maths departments around the world are buzzing with speculation: 2018 is a Fields Medal year. While looking forward to this year’s announcement, I’ve been looking backwards with an even keener interest. In long-overlooked archives, I’ve found details of turning points in the medal’s past that, in my view, hold lessons for those deliberating whom to recognize in August at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians in…

Mathématiques, l’explosion continue

La brochure « Mathématiques, l’explosion continue », conçue par la Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris (FSMP), la Société Française de Statistiques(SFdS), la Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) et la Société Mathématique de France (SMF), a été réalisée grâce au soutien financier de Cap’Maths. Prix : 9 euros (frais de port non compris) – Acheter l’ouvrage Commande en nombre (à partir de 50 exemplaires) : contacter la SMF

Alain Connes and NCG

One of the first things that I learned about Non-Commutative Geometry (NCG) was that Alain Connes is the founder of NCG. I  googled his name, and I found out that he has traveled to Iran. I download the PDF of the interview which had been done by Khosroshahi and Eaman Eftekhari at IPM. then by reading the interview, I found out that NCG has got roots in Operator Algebra (OA) and some other fields of mathematics, but mainly it is rooted in OA. I remember in some…