World Women in Mathematics 2018

Proceedings of the First World Meeting for Women in Mathematics (WM)²

  • Carolina Araujo
  • Georgia Benkart
  • Cheryl E. Praeger
  • Betül Tanbay

Part of the Association for Women in Mathematics Series book series (AWMS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The First World Meeting for Women in Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-16
    2. Stella Brassesco, Maria Eulalia Vares
      Pages 83-102
    3. Maria J. Esteban
      Pages 103-107
  3. The Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences from a Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Helena Mihaljević, Marie-Françoise Roy
      Pages 111-128

About this book


The first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)² - was a satellite event of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. With a focus on Latin America, the first (WM)² brought together mathematicians from all over the world to celebrate women mathematicians, and also to reflect on gender issues in mathematics, challenges, initiatives, and perspectives for the future. Its activities were complemented by a panel discussion organized by the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) inside the ICM 2018 entitled "The gender gap in mathematical and natural sciences from a historical perspective”.

This historical proceedings book, organized by CWM in coordination with the Association for Women in Mathematics, records the first (WM)² and the CWM panel discussion at ICM 2018. The first part of the volume includes a report of activities with pictures of the first (WM)² and a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to be awarded the Fields medal. It also comprises survey research papers from invited lecturers, which provide panoramic views of different fields in pure and applied mathematics.  The second part of the book contains articles from the panelists of the CWM panel discussion, which consider the historical context of the gender gap in mathematics. It includes an analysis of women lecturers in the ICM since its inception.

This book is dedicated to the memory of Maryam Mirzakhani.


Women in Mathematics Pure Mathematics Applied Mathematics International Congress of Mathematicians World Women in Mathematics Gender Gap in Mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolina Araujo
    • 1
  • Georgia Benkart
    • 2
  • Cheryl E. Praeger
    • 3
  • Betül Tanbay
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsBoğaziçi UniversityBebekTurkey

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