ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU AD)
Event: Women in Mathematics (11-12 February 2020)
Aim and Scope of the Event:
Main scope of the event is to raise awareness of students on the role of women in science and in particular in mathematics.
Statistics show that there is a large gap between men and women starting a career in mathematics and that this gap widens as career progresses.
Reference models for young generations lack; the exhibition and the organized activities want to provide models of present-day women in mathematics and want to stimulate girls and boys to start a career in mathematics or more generally in science.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
International Women in Science Day Kirsten Sadler Edepli
Opening of the Conference
Inauguration of the photographic exhibition Women in Mathematics
The exhibition http://womeninmath.net/ offers a glimpse into the world of mathematics through photographs (by Noel Tovia Matoff) and excerpts of interviews (by Sylvie Paycha and Sara Azzali) of thirteen women mathematicians throughout Europe at the Institute
Screening of a preview (http://www.zalafilms.com/secrets/index.html#bio) of a documentary on the life of the 2014 first woman Field Medalist Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani who died at the age of 40 in 2017
Lecture of Professor June Barrow-Green https://www.open.edu/openlearn/profiles/jebg2
Roundtable "What are women's competitive advantages in the field of science?"
With June Barrow-Green, Marta Losada (Dean of Science of NYUAD), Elena Bonetti (Mathematician and Italian Minister of Equal Opportunities and Family) moderated by journalist Carlo Pizzati (http://carlopizzati.com/ already at NYUAD)
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
10 am-12 am
Some presentations of female mathematicians on their research and experience:
1 Anna Mazzucato (http://personal.psu.edu/alm24/ PSU, USA) (Visiting Professor NYUAD)
2 Fioralba Cakoni (http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~fc292/ Rutgers University, USA)
3 Elena Bonetti (http://www.mat.unimi.it/users/bonetti/index.html University of Milan, Italy)
12:30-2.30 Lunch with guests at the Torch Club
Lecture by Jane Barrow-Green at the Math Club
“Sofia Kovalevskaya: a 19th century pioneer for women in mathematics”
Tour of the exhibition guided by math students of the program
Screening of the movie: Hidden figures
Contact: Prof. Elena Beretta