WELCOME TO WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS @ MIT

From pure math to applied mathematics, more women than ever are interested in solving real-world and theoretical problems in pursuit of a better world. We are students, postdocs, instructors, professors, math teachers, and researchers, working in education, industry, tech, finance, and government. This website celebrates MIT mathematicians who identify as female in our department and the larger STEM community. We’re interested in advocating for an inclusive atmosphere and promoting gender equity within a largely male-dominated field. Our goal for this website is to provide a welcoming space to share our projects and achievements, upcoming events, career resources, and networking opportunities among your peers, fellow professionals, and educators. We wish to encourage women and girls to study math for the sheer joy of it, to promote their personal and professional development, and to consider careers in the mathematical sciences.

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Latest News

  • Lisa Sauermann Awarded European Prize in Combinatorics

    Lisa Sauermann

    Lisa Sauermann, who recently joined our department as assistant professor, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 European Prize in Combinatorics, which was awarded at Eurocomb in September. The prize is for research in combinatorics and is awarded every two years.

    She was cited for her "profound contribution to combinatorics, particularly for results on the growth rate of algebraically defined classes, for the solution of an old Erdös, Faudree, Rousseau, and Schelp and for the solution of edge-statistics conjecture."

    Congratulations Lisa!

  • Yilin Wang and Hong Wang PhD ’19 Awarded 2022 New Frontiers Prize

    Yilin Wang and Hong Wang

    CLE Moore Instructor Yilin Wang and Hong Wang PhD ’19, a UCLA assistant professor of mathematics, are recipients of the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize, awarded to outstanding early-career women in mathematics by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

    Yilin is cited "for innovative and far-reaching work on the Loewner energy of planar curves" according to the award citation, and Hong "for advances on the restriction conjecture, the local smoothing conjecture, and related problems."

    "Once again, it is uplifting to see women in mathematics receiving a major prize for their outstanding research," says Department of Mathematics Head Michel Goemans, the RSA Professor …

  • Awards for Carina Hong and Alexander Hoey

    Alexandra Hoey and Carina Hong

    Carina Letong Hong from Guangzhou, China, is a winner of the Rhodes Scholarship (China Constituency). As a Rhodes Scholar, she will pursue graduate studies in mathematics at Oxford University. At MIT, Hong is a junior double-majoring in mathematics and physics. She hopes to become an academic and devote her life to solving conjectures and building communities. Read more at MIT News.

    Also, the Association for Women in Mathematics announced that Carina won the 2022 Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize for excellence in mathematics by an undergraduate woman. In addition, Mathematics major Alexandra Hoey was awarded honorable mention.

    Congratulations Carina …