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The Celebration of Women in Mathematics on May 12 is part of an international initiative to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment for everybody. May 12 was chosen for this annual event, as it is the birthdate of Maryam Mirzakhani

MSRI's event will include a short film about women in mathematics; a panel discussion; breakout rooms on the subjects of Math and Racial Justice, Balancing Family and Work, Imposter Syndrome, and the Impact of COVID-19; and a virtual social "tea".  

Event Schedule (All events in US Pacific Time, UTC/GMT -7:00):

  • 10:00am Introductions
  • 10:10am Film on the life of three women in math
  • 10:25am Clips from the film Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani
  • 10:40am Panel Discussion
  • 11:40am Break
  • 12:00pm Breakout rooms on the following topics
    • Math and Racial Justice
    • Balancing Family and Work
    • Imposter Syndrome
    • Impact of COVID-19
    • How to be an Ally
  • 12:45pm Social Interaction "Tea"

Event Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Hajer Bahouri (Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)), Mihaela Ifrim (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ornella Mattei (San Francisco State University), Julia Plavnik (Indiana University)

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MSRI May 12 event promotional image

17 Gauss Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Name of the Organisation
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)