AWM Research Symposium 2013

March 16, 2013 – March 17, 2013


  • Organizers
  • Hélène Barcelo (MSRI),
  • Estelle Basor (AIM),
  • Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin-Madison),
  • Ruth Charney (Brandeis University),
  • Frank Farris (Santa Clara University), Jill Pipher (Brown University and ICERM)


  • AWM launches a New Series of Biennial Research Symposia
    AWM Research Symposium 2013 will be held at Santa Clara University March 16 -17, 2013. The symposium, the initial event in the series, will showcase the research of women in the mathematical professions. It will feature three plenary talks, special sessions on a broad range of research in pure and applied mathematics, poster sessions for graduate students and recent PhDs, and a panel discussion of the “imposter syndrome.” Join us on the Santa Clara University campus.
  • Partial reimbursement for expenses may be available.

SATURDAY, MAR 16, 2013

  • 7:45 AM – 8:25 AM On-site Registration/Banquet Payment (Music and Dance Bldg. Lobby)
  • 8:25 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome

  • 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Plenary Lecture: Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University
    • On Random Hyperbolic Surfaces of Large Genus

  • 09:20 AM – 10:00 AM Poster Session I and Coffee (Outside O’Connor Hall, Lawn Side)

  • 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM Special Sessions
    • Schedule
    • Algebraic Combinatorics (Hélène Barcelo, Susanna Fishel, Kelli Talaska)
    • Analysis of PDEs in Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (Evelyn Lunasin and Anna Mazzucato)
    • Commutative Algebra (Louiza Fouli and Claudia Polini)
    • Climate – Modeling (Inez Fung and Mary Lou Zeeman)
    • Groups and Geometry (Alexandra Pettet and Jing Tao)
    • Harmonic Analysis and Its Applications (Malabika Pramanik)
    • Low-dimensional Topology (Shelly Harvey and Ina Petkova)
    • Mathematics for Human Physiology and Disease (Victoria Booth and Trachette Jackson)
    • Model Theory: Special Session in Honor of Carol Wood (Alice Medvedev and Lynn Scow)
    • Numerical Methods for PDEs (Fengyan Li and Yingda Cheng)
    • Random Matrix Theory and Related Fields (Ioana Dumitriu)

  • 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Special and Paper Sessions
  • 3:30 PM – 4:05 PM Poster Session II and Coffee (Outside O’Connor Hall, Lawn Side)

  • 4:10 PM – 4:55 PM Plenary Address: Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley
    • Climate Math

  • 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM The Impostor Syndrome Panel

    • Ruth Charney
    • Jill Pipher
    • Brian Conrey
    • Carol Wood

  • 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM Banquet

SUNDAY, MAR 17, 2013

  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Special and Paper Sessions
  • see list above
  • Schedule

  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Poster Session III and Coffee (Outside O’Connor Hall, Lawn Side)
    • see list above

  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Lecture: Lauren Williams, University of California, Berkeley
    • Grassmannians and Shallow Water Waves

Poster Session:

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) invites early-career women to give a poster presentation.
Format: 20-25 women will be selected to present a poster. AWM has applied for funding and hopes to be able to offer partial support for expenses for poster presenters.
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from women who have received their PhDs within approximately the last three years and from graduate students who have made substantial progress on their doctoral thesis.


AWM, AIM, MSRI, ICERM, Santa Clara University Mathematics Department, Microsoft Research (MSR), NSF, NSA