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

  • That image of a black hole you saw everywhere? Thank Katie Bouman for making it possible

    By Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed, CNN

    Updated 11:46 PM ET, Wed April 10, 2019

    (CNN)Imagine trying to take a photo of an orange that's on the moon with your smartphone. It seems impossible.

    That's what it was like for scientists trying to capture an image of a black hole in space. Despite the tall order, an international team of more than 200 researchers unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole on Wednesday.The effort wouldn't have been possible without Katie Bouman, who developed a crucial algorithm that helped devise imaging methods.Three years ago, Bouman led …

  • Lauren Williams PhD’05 gives Harvard’s Math Department a dose of algebraic combinatorics

    https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/lauren-williams-gives-math-department-a-dose-of-algebraic-combinatorics/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hu-twitter-general&utm_source=twitter

  • Truth Values Play and Grad Student Workshop

    STUDENT TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

    General admission tickets are sold out for MIT alumna Gioia De Cari’s April 16 “Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze.” However, STEM-based graduate students who identify as female are encouraged to apply for a special, FREEtwo-part “Truth Values” event.

    If accepted, these students will get preferred seating for the play, at Little Kresge Theater on April 16 at 7pm, followed by a panel of prominent leaders in STEM. The next day, April 17, they can then attend the Twenty Chimneys Workshop, which begins at 11:45am and includes lunch. The workshop includes discussions led by Gioia De Cari, diversity expert Dr. Silvia Mazzula, Dr. Anna Frebel, and …