Latest news

Women of Mathematics throughout Europe - A Gallery of portraits

Extended Exhibition as part of the 8ECM, this Saturday, 15 May 2021

The University of Primorska is hosting an extended exhibition »Women of Mathematics throughout Europe - A Gallery of portaits”, edited by Sylvie Paycha and Noel Tovia Matoff, as part of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics.

The organizer of the exhibition is the Committee for Women within the Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia (DMFA). The Committee is devoted to promoting the studies of mathematics, physics and astronomy among girls and women, and champions the achievements of women in science.

The exhibition opened this Saturday, May 15th at 11 am in Armerija Palace, Koper (Lobby of the University of Primorska), and will remain open during the 8ECM, until 30 June 2021.

The opening of the exhibition was introduced by:

  • Klavdija Kutnar, Rector of the University of Primorska and 8ECM Organizing committee Deputy Chair,
  • Tomaž Pisanski, 8ECM Organizing Committee Chair
  • Nežka Mramor Kosta, President of DMFA and one of the portrayed mathematicians.

Women of Mathematics throughout Europe is a touring exhibition whose starting point was the 7th ECM held in July 2016 in Berlin. It was, however, extended for the 8ECM, introducing mathematicians from the Euro-Mediterranean region. A new catalogue presenting all speakers is also available for order at: https://womeninmath.net/catalogue/

The exhibition is a part of the May12 movement, which celebrates Women in Mathematics and promotes 120 events worldwide. The movement was initiated on 31st July 2018 at the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)2 in Rio de Janeiro in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday.

We look forward to welcoming you in Portorož and Koper for the 8ECM and the exhibition!