Women in Geometry 3 (23w5062)


(University of Waterloo)

Tracy Payne (Idaho State University)

Raquel Perales (CIMAT)

(Wichita State University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Women in Geometry 3" workshop in Banff from September 24 to September 29, 2023.

Modern geometry has grown far beyond Euclid's Elements to include abstract objects that help us understand phenomena ranging from the possible shape of our universe, to how the brain interprets images, to the circulation of air in our atmosphere. Workshop participants join a long tradition of creating original research about the measurement of shapes and the nature of space in a field of mathematics that is thousands of years old. As in many other fields of mathematical research, women continue to be seriously underrepresented in geometry. Following upon the success of the first two Women in Geometry workshops held in 2015 and 2019, where new research networks have already led to ongoing, productive collaborations and novel results, this third Women in Geometry workshop seeks to facilitate the collaboration and mentorship that will further increase the strength and visibility of women who are actively pursuing research in geometry.

This workshop is partially supported by the Perimeter Institute to help with participants' travel.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).