WIM News



Prof. Lisa Piccirillo Explores Mysteries of Knots

Lisa Piccirillo explores the mysteries of knots with podcast host Steven Strogatz and mathematician Colin Adams. Read more at Quanta.

Dain Kim Receives Putnam Exam’s Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize

Junior Dain Kim, who finished in the top 15 in the 82nd William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, received the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize. She was also recognized by our department as a top female scorer in the 2019 contest. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s exam! Read more in the MIT News. A […]

Yulia’s Dream: Free Program for Ukrainian High School Students

Yulia’s Dream is a free math enrichment and research program for exceptional high school students (grades 9-11) from Ukraine. Under this program, students would meet online once a week in small groups to study advanced math topics beyond high school curriculum or work on math research projects under the guidance of academic mentors from among […]

Lisa Sauermann named 2022 Sloan Research Fellow

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of mathematics Lisa Sauermann and six others at MIT receiving 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships. Lisa’s main research interests are extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, and her research also connects to probability theory, number theory, and theoretical computer science. With a collaborator, she proved an inverse theorem for the quadratic Littlewood-Offord problem. A favorite […]

Marisa Gaetz helps launch Brave Behind Bars program

Math PhD student Marisa Gaetz is one of the co-founders of Brave Behind Bars, a pilot program based out of The Educational Justice Institute at MIT (TEJI). The program provides an introductory computer science and career-readiness program for incarcerated women. “[The students] seemed much more inspired to learn when it’s something that’s dear to your heart, rather […]

Carina Hong and Alexandra Hoey Receive 2022 Alice T. Schafer Honors

The Association for Women in Mathematics announced that Letong “Carina” Hong, a math and physics double major, 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. Alexandra participated in the MIT Summer Program in Undergraduate Research and spent two summers at the University […]

Marisa Gaetz ’20 receives Lusztig Mentor award

Mathematics graduate student Marisa Gaetz ’20 received  the 2022 George Lusztig Mentorship for exceptional mentor service. Marisa is a PRIMES Circle coordinator and DPR mentor. Her studies center around representation theory and Lie theory. As an undergraduate at MIT, where she graduated in 2020, Marisa was a PRIMES Circle mentor for three years. As a grad student, she was a DRP mentor […]

The MIT Women’s Forum

The MIT Women’s Forum was born 50 years ago this month, during the second annual Independent Activities Period. In January 1972, Professor Emily Wick joined Professor Mildred Dresselhaus (pictured, teaching a class around the same period) in planning an IAP seminar to discuss the status of women at MIT at the time. About 100 women […]

Gigliola Staffilani’s Simons Foundation Lecture

Simons Foundation Lectures@SF_Lectures video of Gigliola Staffilani’s “The Study of Wave Interactions: Where Beautiful Mathematical Ideas Come Together” Simons Foundation Lecture is available here.

Lisa Sauermann Awarded European Prize in Combinatorics

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 […]