May12: My Mathematical Heroine

FACETS-Event on Women in Math Day

12 May 2021 14:00 – 15:00
Poster for the FACETS-Event on Women in Math Day showing portraits of famous female mathematicians

Renowned female mathematicians: Emmy Noether, Ingrid Daubechies, Maryam Mirzakhani, Maryna Vazovska and Kahren Uhlenbeck (from top left to bottom right).

12th May is the "women in math day" in honor of Maryam Mirzakhani's birthday, an Iranian mathematician who in 2014 became the first and so far only woman to be awarded the Fields Medal. On that occasion, our professors Folkmar Bornemann, Marco Cicalese, Jürgen Richter-Gebert, and Elisabeth Ullmann will tell us about their personal mathematical heroines – female mathematicians who inspire them, influenced them, or whom they admire. 

Everyone is welcome to join on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 from 14:00 to 15:00 via Zoom. The link for the Zoom-Meeting is available upon request under facets (at)

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