Special Activities Related to Women in Mathematics
Friday, August 21, 19:30
Panel Discussion: After recognition of the involvement of women
from many countries as ICM participants, women speakers from several
countries will discuss
"Events and policies: Effects on women in mathematics".
The panel is being organized by women from the Association for Women in Mathematics
(AWM), the European
Women in Mathematics (EWM) and the Committee on Women and
Mathematics of the European Mathematical Society, represented by a
committee consisting of Bhama Srinivasan (chair; Chicago, USA), Bettye
Anne Case (Tallahassee, USA), and Christine Bessenrodt (Magdeburg,
Germany). The organizers have received planning advice from women in
several additional countries. They envision that each speaker will
talk about how certain events or policies in her country have affected
women in mathematics.
For more information, please contact Bettye Anne Case
Friday, August 21, 21:15
A film titled "Women and mathematics across cultures" will be
shown. The film briefly introduces EWM, shows some statistics, and
allows four woman mathematicians to share their personal experiences
about the impact of cultural differences on the status of women in
the profession. The film was directed by Marjatta Naatanen (Helsinki,
Finland) in collaboration with Bodil Branner (Lyngby, Denmark), Kari
Hag (Trondheim, Norway), and Caroline Series (Warwick, UK).
For more information: http://www.math.helsinki.fi/EWM.
Saturday, August 22, 11:00
Cathleen Synge Morawetz, Courant Institute, New York University, will
present an Emmy Noether Lecture with title
"Variations on Conservation Laws for the Wave Equation".
The Emmy Noether Lecture will be chaired by Irene M. Gamba (Austin,
Abstract: The time dependent wave equation has many
conservation laws obtainable by using Emmy Noether's theorem for
equations coming from Lagrangians. From this nucleus we survey some
estimates that can be found for equations close and not so close to
the wave equation and show what these estimates are good for (time
decay for exterior problems and nonlinear Klein-Gordon, for the
reduced wave equation and for the Tricomi equation). On a slightly
different note, some weakly quasi and other nonlinear perturbations of
the time wave equation have simple formal asymptotic solutions. These
formal solutions probably represent real solutions but that requires
some new estimates.
For more information: morawetz@.cims.nyu.edu
Please send suggestions and corrections to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: June 19, 1998