WIM News



2018 Women in Math Conference

Members of the MIT math community were among those attending a Women in Math conference at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst March 2-4, 2018. Gigliola organized this event with her colleague Andrea Nahmod from UMass, as part of a Focused Research Group Grant from the NSF. For the grant, Gigliola worked with Andrea Nahmod along with […]

Notices of the AMS – Women’s History Month

Please check out the March edition of Notices of the AMS, which features many women mathematicians with a current or past MIT affiliation, including Math Professor Gigliola Staffilani, Lauren Williams, Christine Taylor, Karen E. Smith, Eva Tardos, Chelsea Walton, and Tara S. Holm.

Giulia Saccà Receives Molteni Award

Assistant Professor Giulia Saccà received the Anna Maria Molteni Award in Mathematics and Physics for her research on hyper-Kähler geometries. She was among five young Italian researchers working in North America who received 2017 ISSNAF Awards on November 8 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. In 2016 Saccà constructed a hyper-Kähler compactification of the intermediate Jacobian […]

Hilary Finucane Receives NIH Award

Broad Institute Fellow Hilary Finucane PhD ’17 received the Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award recognizes “exceptional junior scientists” with an opportunity to skip traditional postdoctoral training and move immediately into independent research positions. Her award was one of 86 grants given to scientists as part of the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) program. […]

2017 Math Prize for Girls Awarded

Congratulations to the winners of the 9th annual Math Prize for Girls contest, which MIT hosted on Saturday, September 24, 2017. Gigliola Staffilani and School of Science Dean Michael Sipser are among the board of advisors for this event, which is held by Advantage Testing Foundation. The event welcomed 266 girls from across the US and Canada who competed for $55,000 in cash […]

IAS 2017 Program for Women in Mathematics

The IAS is hosting a program for Women in Mathematics, Geometry and Randomness in Group Theory, from May 15-26, 2017. Application Now Open: https://www.math.ias.edu/wam/2017/application Additionally, participants are invited to apply for several summer internship positions: https://www.math.ias.edu/wam/2017/internships