The history of women in mathematics in the US started more than 130 years ago. Womenís History Month guest editors Margaret A. Readdy and Christine Taylor honor this long history with profiles of the first graduating class of women mathematicians from Princeton and twenty-seven contemporary women in math.
In this sampler, speakers Aaron Brown, Tullia Dymarz, and June Huh kindly provide introductions to their Invited Addresses for the upcoming AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting.
Among all US-earned PhDs in mathematics, women have slightly lower initial unemployment rates than men, but their first post-PhD jobs are less likely than menís to be at top universities and in business or industry. Marie A. Vitulli takes a long-term look at employment trends for new doctorates with an eye towards gender, citizenship, and gender ◊ citizenship differences.
Marie A. Vitulli reflects upon the twin problems--paucity of women subjects and scarcity of women editors on Wikipedia--connected with writing women in mathematics into Wikipedia.
This two-part report presents a statistical profile of recipients of doctoral degrees awarded by departments in the mathematical sciences at universities in the US between 7/1/2015 through 6/30/16, and information on employment from a subset of the 2015--2016 PhDs.
Wilfrid Gangbo gives a brief introduction to the problem of Michell trusses, a beautiful and challenging optimization problem related to the construction of bridges.
Herbert Busemann was deeply involved in fundamental questions of convexity and is the main founder of metric geometry as we intend it today. In this piece, author Athanase Papdopoulos offers excerpts from his introductory material to Herbert Busemann: Selected Works I and II.
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