International Women in Mathematics Day morning tea Event as iCalendar

(Women in Science, Mathematics)

13 May 2019

10:30 - 11:30am

Venue: Level 4 Common Area

Location: Building 303, 38 Princes Street, City Campus

Host: Department of Mathematics

Cost: Free - all welcome

International Women in Mathematics Day morning tea

You are invited to a morning tea on Monday 13 May to celebrate International Women in Mathematics Day. 

Maryam Mirzakhani (12 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics included Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. In 2005, as a result of her research, she was honoured in Popular Science's fourth annual "Brilliant 10" in which she was acknowledged as one of the top 10 young minds who have pushed their fields in innovative directions.

On 13 August 2014, Mirzakhani was honoured with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Thus, she became both the first, and to date, the only woman and the first Iranian to be honoured with the award. The award committee cited her work in "the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces”.

On 14 July 2017, Mirzakhani died of breast cancer at the age of 40. As a result of advocacy carried out by the Women's Committee within the Iranian Mathematical Society, the International Council for Science has agreed to declare Maryam Mirzakhani's birthday, May 12, as International Women in Mathematics Day in respect of her memory.

Please join us to celebrate Maryam’s life as well as all the many achievements of other women in mathematics, historically and in the present, internationally and here in New Zealand.

Claire, Azam and Elle