Lorentz Center - 4th European Women in Mathematics Summer School from 6 Jun 2011 through 10 Jun 2011
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    4th European Women in Mathematics Summer School
    from 6 Jun 2011 through 10 Jun 2011

Aim and description EWM summerschool 2011

Aim and description


The aim of the European Women in Mathematics summer school is to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for PhD students from different countries and different mathematical disciplines to learn new mathematics (outside the scope of their own research) and to meet new colleagues. We hope that these contacts will help the forming and development of a network for PhD students and between PhD students and established mathematicians.


The scientific program consists of mini-courses on the three topics: Logic, Geometry and History of Mathematics (with a focus on women in mathematics). The lectures will mainly provide an introduction to the various fields, so to be of interest to students with a general mathematical background. However, towards the end of the summer school there will also be more specialized lectures


Besides the lectures, two problems will be posted on each of the topics Logic and Geometry to be worked on during the week. During the problem solving sessions some of the senior researchers will be present to discuss the problems with the participants. The results will be presented in a concluding session on Friday.


 During the summer school the participants will be actively involved. Besides the lectures, there will be problem solving sessions on Logic and Geometry and a mini workshop on History in Mathematics. Furthermore, the participants will be asked to present their own work, so as to get to know each other and to practice presentation skills. Finally, possible barriers in an academic career and cultural differences will be discussed, both in particular in relation to gender issues. This set-up fosters an interactive and collaborative atmosphere and therefore all participants are encouraged to stay for the whole summer school period.

More information on these activities may be found under the heading ‘involvement of participants’


The summer school is especially aimed at encouraging female students and researchers at the beginning of their career, but also male students are very welcome to participate.


The scientific committee is formed by:

Prof.dr. Mai Gehrke, Radboud University Nijmegen

Prof.dr. Sylvie Paycha, Université Blaise Pascal

Dr. Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Roskilde University