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First International Women in Mathematics Day 2019

Will be celebrated for the first time in 2019, on May 12th.

News vom 04.03.2019

The following great initiative was communicated in the current newsletter of the IMU (International Mathematical Union):

The Women in Mathematics Day will be celebrated for the first time in 2019, on May 12th.

Doctor Ashraf Daneshkhah from the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society, presented to the participants of (WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics organized by CWM on 31 July in Rio, a proposal that Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday – May 12th – be recognized and supported as the Women in Mathematics Day. The date would be celebrated every year inside the mathematical community, encouraging women from all over the world to advance their achievements in the field. This was approved by a vast majority of (WM)² participants.

The coordination group of the May 12th initiative includes representatives from the European Women in Mathematics, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the African Women in Mathematics Association, Indian Women and Mathematics, Colectivo de Mujeres Matemáticas de Chile and the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society. Feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested in organising an event! The May 12 website is  https://may12.womeninmaths.org/

The CWM is the committee on women in mathematics of the IMU: https://www.mathunion.org/cwm

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