The Women in Mathematics committee stands in solidarity with those experiencing racism and joins the call for actions to end systemic racism worldwide and in our own community. We are committed to support the University of Waterloo's immediate actions to create positive changes. You can find more information about the immediate and developing actions in this regard on the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) website.

Women in Mathematics Day

Friday, May 10, 2019

Maryam Mirzakhani picture

Women in Math at University of Waterloo recognises and supports the new initiative to celebrate Women in Mathematics around the world on May 12. 

May 12th marks the birthdate of the late female mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani. She was an Iranian mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. Her beautiful and astonishing results and her life and career are an inspiration for everyone, women and men, to pursue their dreams in science. In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces. She died tragically from cancer in 2017 at the early age of 40.

Tribute to  by the American Mathematical Society

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