Women in Mathematics Summer School, ICTP
Organized by European Women in Mathematicshttp://europeanwomeninmaths.org/activities/summer-school/women-in-mathematics-summer-school-ictp-2013
05/27/13 - 06/01/13
ICTP, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
The aim of the Women in Mathematics summer school is to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for PhD students and post-docs from different countries and different mathematical disciplines. It is the fifth of a series intiated by European Women in Mathematics, the last took place in Leiden in 2011.
The school will consist in short courses focusing on four topics of the current research in mathematics. For the 2013 edition the topics will be in the areas of Dynamical systems, Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis. Each short course consists in an introductory part, a more advanced one, together with problem solving and tutorial sessions. There will be time for contributed talks and also discussions on gender issues. Participants and lecturers will be of both sexes.
A major aim of the summer school is the involvement and participation of women from developing countries, taking advantage that the school takes place at ICTP. As a matter of fact, due to a lack of female teachers in the higher education system and other possible discriminative facts, female mathematicians from developing countries may face serious problems in developing their career as researchers and may need to strengthen their motivations and professional self-confidence.
The School’s topics are among those domains of Mathematics that are relevant to understanding the physics and complexity of our planet, i.e., the mathematics used in models of the planet. The summer school is part of the Mathematics For Planet Earth Programme for 2013