Women in Geometry 2 (19w5115)


(Wichita State University)

(University of Ottawa)

(Lewis and Clark College)

Guofang Wei (University of California at Santa Barbara)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Women in Geometry 2" workshop in Oaxaca, from June 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019.

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 many other fields of mathematics research, women are seriously underrepresented in Geometry. Following upon the success of the first Women in Geometry workshop in 2015, where new research networks have already led to productive collaboration and novel results, this second Women in Geometry workshop seeks to facilitate the collaboration and mentorship that will further increase the strength and visibility of women who are actively pursuing research in Geometry.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide 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 in Banff 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). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT