A²WiM

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.

21.02.2024

Join our virtual Tea Time event on Thursday, March 28, at 16:00!

This recurring event 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!

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.

03.02.2024

In the next Spotlight on "Tenure Track positions" we interviewed Vera Vertesi!

"I also just apply for grants to facilitate my life as a researcher, it is important for me to be surrounded by colleagues with similar interest, who I can work with, and I don’t want funding to constrain my ability to go to conferences."

24.01.202

doc.funds "Discrete Mathematics in Teams": PhD alert ‼️

The doc.funds project "Discrete Mathematics in Teams" offers 12 PhD positions in Graz, Austria.  These positions are funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for up to four years and are available from Oct 1, 2024.  Find more information in our Job section.


02.01.2024

In the next Spotlight on "Mathematics in industry" we interviewed Esther Daus!

"In general, I benefit a lot from the ability to work independently and that I can analyse complex problems rather quickly, which I acquired at university."

01.12.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Mathematics in industry" we interviewed Johanna Grames!

"I was looking for a meaningful job with tangible output and wanted to work with a successful mid-size company."

ADWiM24_poster.pdf

30.11.2023

Register for the 4th ADWIM!

We are happy to announce that the registration for the 4th Austrian Day of Women in Mathematics is open! The event takes place on February 22, 2024 in Linz and is sponsored by Johann Radon Institute (RICAM) and hosted by RICAM and JKU.

Participant are also invited to a networking dinner on February 21, 2024. You can find more information about the event on our event website.

All genders are welcome to participate! Women and non-binary mathematicians are invited to apply for a contributed talk or a poster presentation when registering by submitting an abstract (up to 250 words).

If there are too many submissions for contributed talks, the scientific committee will advise some participants to present a poster instead. Note that priority for oral presentations will be given to PhD students, postdocs, and non-tenured researchers who are (have been) affiliated with an Austrian institution or originate from Austria.

The registration deadline for all participants and presenters is December 15, 2023.

VSM Happy Hour meets A2WiM Tea Time (2).pdf

15.11.2023

A2WiM hosted an in-person tea time in Vienna in collaboration with VSM (Vienna School of Mathematics) Happy Hour.

Agenda:
Part 1: Three short discussion rounds about:

Part 2: Let's socialize!

All genders were welcome to participate and contribute to the discussion on inclusion and diversity! The event was supported by the rewire program, a Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions COFUND project funded by the European Commission.

01.11.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Mathematics in industry" we interviewed Dominique Wagner-Bruschek!

"I have now been working as an actuary in the area of ​​auditing and advising insurance companies at KPMG for more than 10 years.  "

ADWiM24_poster.pdf

25.10.2023

ADWiM Registration is open!

We are happy to announce that the registration for the 4th Austrian Day of Women in Mathematics is now open! The event will take place on February 22, 2024 in Linz and is sponsored by Johann Radon Institute (RICAM) and hosted by RICAM and JKU.

There will also be a networking dinner on February 21, 2024. You can find more information about the event on our event website.

All genders are welcome to participate! Women and non-binary mathematicians are invited to apply for a contributed talk or a poster presentation when registering by submitting an abstract (up to 250 words).

If there are too many submissions for contributed talks, the scientific committee will advise some participants to present a poster instead. Note that priority for oral presentations will be given to PhD students, postdocs, and non-tenured researchers who are (have been) affiliated with an Austrian institution or originate from Austria.

The registration deadline for all participants and presenters is December 15, 2023.

19.10.2023

Check out the instagram channel women.mathematicians hosted by our new executive committee member Diana Carbajal.

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16.10.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Women mathematicians in leading positions" we interviewed Barbara Kaltenbacher!

"My two main motivations are to give back to the scientific community and to serve as a role model (since women are still often under-represented in such positions).  "

Poster_Tea_Time_Oct_2023_Linz.pdf

03.10.2023

We had a Tea Time in Linz - all PhD students are welcome!

When: October 18, 2023, 16:30
Where: RICAM, Science Park 2, Linz

There were some snacks, tea and coffee - and a nice opportunity to network with your fellow PhD students and share experiences in a relaxed atmosphere. 

22.09.2023

Save the date!

Our fourth Austrian Day of Women in Mathematics will take place in Linz, on February 22, 2024! You can find more information about the event on our event website.

11.09.2023

❗Job alert❗Find two open calls for Assistant professor at Vienna University for Economics and Business and another one for Assistant professor and Professor positions at the Institut of Science and Technology Austria in our Jobs section

06.09.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Women mathematicians in leading positions" we interviewed Ilse Fischer!

''Concerning my position as vice dean I try to see the bigger picture and not just 

protect mathematics against other interests. "

21.08.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Women mathematicians in leading positions" we interviewed Katharina Schratz!

'' For me I would rather call my role ‘guidence-ship’ instead of leadership. "

16.08.2023

Check out our new interview with Erika Hausenblas from Montanuniversität Leoben!

26.06.2023

Open Call for Portraits of Mathematicians: Once a week, we introduce a women/non-binary mathematician from an Austrian University or from Austria on our social media channels with a short portrait. Do you want to be featured? Then let us know about yourself and your work by filling out our Portrait Form.

07.06.2023

Check out our Jobs section, for the latest job calls! If you know about any open position and you want to advertise with us, send us an e-mail.

Teatime_Linz_June23.pdf

16.05.2023

We had our first in-person tea time picnic in Linz - all women and non-binary mathematicians were welcome!

Time: Thursday, June 1, at 16:30

Location (depending on the weather): Linz

This was a nice opportunity to network and share experiences in a relaxed atmosphere. We had cake, snacks and nice conversations! 

Do you want to stay tuned about our next Tea Time meeting? Then register for our newsletter!

08.05.2023

Check out the Interview with our new committe member Sandra Müller!

03.05.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Kids and career" we interviewed Simon Blatt!

''In the second year after the birth of our child I took parental leave for more than half a year while she was working full time as a resident, including nightshifts and weekends."

17.04.2023

We send out a warm invitation to join the outreach event "Celebrating Women in Mathematics in Graz" hosted by the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the University of Graz!

When? May 26, 1-3 PM
Where? Graz, @Universitätsplatz 3 , HS 11.01 

The event is suitable for an audience of non-experts. Everyone is welcome to attend, including Math and teaching students.

Check out the Poster or have a look at our Related Activities for all details!

03.04.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Kids and career" we interviewed Lea Boßmann!


''As both of my postdoc positions were fellowships which I won after competitive selection processes, I am so far happy with my career, and I am looking forward to taking my next steps."

Tea Time A2WiM.pdf

20.03.2023

Our virtual Tea Time event took place on  Thursday, March 23, at 16:30! This recurring event is always 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 was "How to get a permanent position" and we thank Ecaterina Sava-Huss from the University of Innsbruck for joining us as a guest and sharing her expertise!

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.

06.03.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Kids and career" we interviewed Ranita Biswas!


''I have been balancing my professional and personal responsibilities

 while continuing to develop my skills and expertise as a postdoctoral scholar."

09.02.2023

ADWIM POSTER.pdf

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.

08.02.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Kids and career" we interviewed Victoria Hutterer!


''A big advantage is work flexibility. 

As a mathematician, I can mostly work from anywhere."

27.01.2023

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.

18.01.2023

Read our new interview with Karin Schnass!

10.01.2023

In the next Spotlight on "Grant applications" we interviewed Christa Cuchiero!


''One's own past and current research is somehow the most essential preparation."

09.12.2022

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.

05.12.2022

In the next Spotlight on "Grant applications" we interviewed Laura Cossu!


''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.''

25.11.2022

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. 

04.11.2022

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.

03.11.2022

In the next Spotlight on "Grant applications" we interviewed Elisa Davoli!


''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.''


24.10.2022

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!

14.10.2022

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!

10.10.2022

In the next Spotlight on "From Math to application" we interviewed Monika Dörfler!


''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.''

4.10.2022

Check out our new interview with professor Vera Fischer!

20.9.2022

On September 28, 2022 we invited young women and non-binary mathematicians to meet up and discuss hot topics around the academic world with outstanding senior mathematicians. For more information about the Get-together and career advice event please click here or check out the webpage.

12.9.2022

In the next Spotlight on "From Math to application" we interviewed Nicole Vorderobermeier!


''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.''

19.8.2022

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.

16.8.2022

In the new Spotlight on "From Math to application" we interviewed Elaine Wong!


''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.''

5.7.2022

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.

22.6.2022

Our new interview is out! This time we interviewed professor Mihyun Kang.

25.5.2022

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.

12.5.2022

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.

12.4.2022

In the last Spotlight on "Moving for work" we interviewed Amira Meddah!


''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!''

7.3.2022

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.

4.3.2022

The new Spotlight on "Moving for work" with Sara Merino-Aceituno is out!


''Moving abroad is about experiencing life from a different angle.''

26.1.2022

Check out our new Spotlight: on "Moving for work" with Olga Diamanti.


''All of my moves were worth the effort, career-wise but also in terms of growing as a person.''

18.1.2022

Check out our new interview --- this time with professor Monika Ludwig.

22.12.2021

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

01.10.2021

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.

30.8.2021

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.