Other Activities



Film Show: Women and Mathematics across Cultures

Presented by Capi Corrales  
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Monday, August 28, 19:00-19:30
A film made by European Women in Mathematics, directed by Marjatta Näätänen in collaboration with Bodil Branner, Kari Hag and Caroline Series
Why are there many more women mathematicians in Italy and Brazil than in Norway, England or Germany? What is it about Latin culture that encourages women mathematicians, while that of Northern Europe mitigates against them?
Mathematics is a universal and cross-cultural discipline; European Women in Mathematics is the organization which supports women mathematicians across Europe. Gathering statistics and comparing experiences raise many interesting questions about the effects of traditional cultural values on women's role in the modern world.
The film explores the impact of cultural differences on the female condition by allowing four women mathematicians who have studied and worked in Europe and North and South America to tell their stories. Following a five-minute introduction to EWM, including some surprising statistics about women mathematicians in Europe, the four women recount their personal experiences.
The film  is aimed at stimulating discussion about the impact of cultural differences on the status of women, with implications extending well beyond the world of mathematics.

ICHM Session at the ICM 2006
Saturday, August 26, 15:00 to 16:45
Monday, August 28, 18:00 to 20:00

Ibero-American mathematics in the 19th and 20th centuries

Organised by:
Sérgio Nobre
Universidade Estadual Paulista-UNESP, Brazil
Luis Saraiva
CMAF/Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Elena Ausejo
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Mathematics for Peace and Development
Friday, August 25, 19:00 to 20:30, L101

Marwan Awartani
Secretary General of the Universal Education Foundation, Birzeit University, Palestine
Jean-Pierre François
Université Paris 6, France
Mary W. Gray
American University, USA
Roberto Markarian
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

The topic is the uses to which mathematics can be put in aid of peace and development and the ethical responsibility of mathematicians for their work.

Presentation of "Ciencia en Acción y Divulgamat"
Saturday, August 26, 17:00 to 17:45

Raúl Ibáñez
Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Rosa María Ros
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Presentation of ESTALMAT: Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales and Fundación Vodafone España
Monday, August 28, 18:00 to 18:45

Amable Liñan Martínez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid. Spain and Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales.
Eugenio Hernández
Nurturing the talent of gifted children ages 13 to 15: A project of Miguel de Guzmán
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid. Spain.

ESTALMAT is a program devoted to estimulate the talent in mathematics among young people aged 13-15 years. It started in Madrid under the auspices of the Real Academia de Ciencias and has extended to other regions of Spain as Catalonia, Andalusia, Castille and Leon and The Canary Islands. The presentation will highlight the selection process and the description of  the activities done with the selected children. The program is sponsored by the Fundación Vodafone España.

The ICM through history
José M. Sánchez-Ron
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
From the private to the public: The road from Zürich (1897) to Madrid (2006)
Tuesday, August 29, 17:00-17:45

Women in Mathematics
The fourth Emmy Noether Lecture, for the first time an invited lecture of the ICM, will be presented by Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (Académie des Sciences, Paris, France). Titled "Mathematical problems in General Relativity", the talk is scheduled Friday, August 25, 11:45-12:45.

Moving (Mostly) Forward: Women Mathematicians
Friday, August 25, 18:00-20:00, B

Organizer and moderator:
Bettye Anne Case
The Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

Sofía Castro (Portugal), Bryna Kra (USA), Marjo Lipponen (Finland), Maryam Mirzakhani (Iran/USA)
Sylvie Paycha
(France), Rubi Rodriguez (Chile), Linda Rothschild (USA), Laura Tedeschini-Lalli (Italy)
Keti Tenenblat
(Brazil), Chuu-Lian Terng (Taiwan/USA), Doreen Thomas (S.Africa/Australia), Michèlle Vergne (France)

The planners for this session represent the Association for Women in Mathematics (based in the U.S.) and the European Women in Mathematics and women from many countries in their communications networks.