WIN5: Women in Numbers 5 (Cancelled) (20w5175)


Renate Scheidler (University of Calgary)

Alina Bucur (University of California San Diego)

(University of Michigan)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "WIN5: Women in Numbers 5" workshop in Banff from November 15 to November 20, 2020.

Despite recent progress in gender equality in STEM fields, women continue to be underrepresented in the research landscape of many areas of mathematics, including number theory. The Women in Numbers (WIN) network was created in 2008 for the purpose of increasing the number of active female researchers in number theory. For this purpose, WIN sponsors regular conferences, taking place approximately every three years, where female scholars gather to collaborate on cutting-edge research in the field and produce publishable scientific results. The WIN workshops provide an ongoing forum for involving each new generation of junior faculty and graduate students in state-of-the-art research in number theory. They have to come be highly regarded among the broader number theory community due to the quality of research produced by these collaborations.

WIN5 is the fifth in this series of events, bringing together female number theorists at various career stages for research collaboration and mentorship. As always, the scientific program will centre on onsite collaboration on open research problems in number theory, conducted in small groups comprised of senior and junior scholars as well as graduate students. Groups will publish their initial finding in a peer-reviewed conference proceedings volume, and research partnerships formed at the WIN5 workshop are expected to last well beyond the duration of the event. WIN projects have the potential to grow into fruitful long-term research alliances that have a transforming influence on participants' careers and a significant positive impact on the research landscape in number theory. Past WIN workshop project groups have matured into highly effective research teams producing ongoing scholarly work of exceptional scientific quality.

WIN5 is organized in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Number Theory Foundation and Elsevier Publishers.

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).