Women in Geometry (15w5135)


Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia)

(Wichita State University)

(Lewis and Clark College)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Women in Geometry" workshop from November 1st to November 6th, 2015.

Workshop participants join a tradition of creating original research about the measurement of shapes and the nature of space that is thousands of years old. Modern geometry has grown far beyond Euclid's Elements to include abstract objects that help us understand phenomena ranging from the possible shape of our universe, to how the brain interprets images, to the circulation of air in our atmosphere. As in any other field of mathematics research, women are seriously underrepresented in Geometry. The goal of the Women in Geometry (WIG) Workshop is to increase the strength and visibility of active female researchers in Geometry
by gathering female geometers at various stages of their careers to create a research environment which will facilitate collaborations, networking and mentorship.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).