Austrian Association of Women in Mathematics
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Please find our statement regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine here.
The government of the Russian Federation brutally breached international law by invading Ukraine with armed forces. We condemn the many attacks on civilian centres. Intentionally killing civilians or unnecessarily destroying their property is a war crime.
Ukrainians and their country are an integral part of Europe. We declare our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and their struggle for freedom and democracy based on European values of peace, rule of law and human rights.
We also want to express our support for all the citizens of the Russian Federation who come out to protest regardless of brutal repressions and consequences.
We would like to encourage everyone to consider helping in any way they can, for example financially.
Don't forget to join our virtual Tea Time event on Thursday, March 23, at 16:30, with a hot cup of your favorite tea/coffee! It is a great opportunity to network with women and non-binary mathematicians in a relaxed atmosphere, to share experiences and to connect with like-minded people!
The topic for the meeting is "How to get a permanent position" and we are very happy that Ecaterina Sava-Huss from the University of Innsbruck will join us as a guest and share her expertise!
To receive the zoom link for the Tea Time event, please subscribe to our mailing list or reach out to us via email to a2wimath snail gmail dot com.
''I have been balancing my professional and personal responsibilities
while continuing to develop my skills and expertise as a postdoctoral scholar."
The 3rd Austrian Day of Women in Math took place online on February 28, 2023 with 110 registered participants. All genders were invited to participate!
Check out the event's webpage the program.
''A big advantage is work flexibility.
As a mathematician, I can mostly work from anywhere."
Contribute a suggestion for our Wikipedia Project: Is there a woman mathematician who you think should have a Wikipedia article? Or do you have a woman mathematician in mind whose Wikipedia article needs a translation or an edit? Then tell us about her in this form.
Keep in mind: The more information and references you can provide, the easier it will be for our authors to write an article. Of course you can also make an anonymous suggestion or suggest yourself!
Our authors will consider the suggestions depending on their capacity and expertise.
Are you interested in becoming an author or do you have a question? Write an email to alexandra dot edletzberger snail univie dot ac dot at.
''One's own past and current research is somehow the most essential preparation."
The 3rd Austrian Day of Women in Math is taking place online on February 28, 2023. All genders are welcome to participate.
Women and non-binary mathematicians were invited to apply for a contributed talk (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion).
Check out the event's webpage for the program.
''The last piece of advice I would like to give to those of you who are thinking about whether to apply for a grant, is not to be discouraged by statistics and success rates, but to give it a try.''
We sent out a warm invitation to a festive networking event supported by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna!
When? December 12, 5-8 PM
Where? Vienna, @Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, Besprechungszimmer 2
The event was open to women and non-binary people.
On November 17, 2022 we hosted another Tea Time event. It is a great opportunity to network with women and non-binary mathematicians in a relaxed atmosphere, share experiences and connect with like-minded people!
The suggested topic for the meeting was "Switching from academia to industry".
To receive the zoom link for the next Tea Time event, please subscribe to our mailing list or reach out to us via email to a2wimath snail gmail dot com.
''In 2019, I decided to try and apply for a START grant: I wanted to try for it while I was still in time and I had an idea for a nice research topic.''
Save the date! The third edition of the Austrian Day of Women in Mathematics will take place virtually on February 28, 2023.
Check out the conference's webpage here. More details to be announced soon.
We invite all genders to participate!
Open position in our committee: We are seeking a social media coordinator!
Join our association if you are eager to improve the situation of women in Mathematics and actively want to take over the managing position of the social media team.
Please send us a short paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in the position to
a2wimath snail gmail dot com
We are looking forward to meeting you!
''If a problem stems directly from applications, one also has to come up with a certain "out-of-the-box" approach at times and invent new techniques.''
''In my case, starting to work for the German central bank one year ago meant to completely change the mathematical field, from geometric knot theory to financial mathematics.''
Join our Wikipedia Project as an author: We want to increase the visibility of women mathematicians by writing Wikipedia articles about them. Are you interested in becoming an author? No prior knowledge is needed! All skills can be learned in our (virtual) writing circle that will take place every other month. Join us here.
''I always try to welcome different points of view, because I find that they always add some level of understanding even if it is not immediately clear how they will end up being helpful.''
We congratulate Maryna Viazovska on winning the prestigious Fields Medal! She is only the second woman mathematician to obtain this reward. You can find out more about her success in this article.
On June, 8th, 2022 we organized a series of talks on diversity related topics at the University of Vienna. For more information on the event Diversity in Academia please click here.
To celebrate the International Women in Maths Day we organized a screening of the movie "Secrets of the Surface". The screening took place at the University of Vienna, at JKU Linz, and online, and was followed by lively discussions.
''Even though I made a huge sacrifice being away from my family, trying to adapt in a country where I don't speak the language, it was totally worth it!''
The Austrian Academy of Sciences is offering an emergency call for applications from Ukrainian researchers. The aim of the special call JESH-Ukraine is to support Ukrainian scientists who had/have to leave their country in temporarily carrying out a scientific project at an Austrian research institution.
''Moving abroad is about experiencing life from a different angle.''
''All of my moves were worth the effort, career-wise but also in terms of growing as a person.''
Join us on February, 2nd, 2022 in celebrating women mathematicians in Austria on the second Austrian Day of Women in Mathematics!
We particularly encourage junior researchers to register.
All information about the event, as well as the registration form can be found on the website.
A²WiM invites women mathematicians of any career level to apply for the mentoring program! See our Mentoring for more information.
The application deadline is November, 15th, 2021.
A report on the activities of A²WiM appeared in the newest issue of journal International Mathematical News of the Austrian Mathematical Society (ÖMG). In the same issue you can also find an interview with the Head of the Department of Statistics at the University of Klagenfurt, professor Michaela Szölgyenyi.