**We celebrated International Women's Day with the slideshow above of a small sample of female mathematicians who studied Mathematics in Cambridge.**

Check out the videos below to hear from more women in Maths from Cambridge and elsewhere.

**Welcome to the webpages for all female Mathematicians studying or working in Cambridge.**

Whether you’re inspired by pure or applied maths, theoretical physics, or statistics, you will find here other women who share your interests.

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge Sciences is a supporter of the Good Practice Scheme co-ordinated by the London Mathematical Society, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are keen to attract the best talent from all backgrounds and genders, and therefore strongly encourage women to apply to join us, whether as students or staff

Professor Anne Davis, Professor of Mathematical Physics and former chair of the Faculty Athena SWAN committee, is pictured right, holding the Faculty Athena SWAN award, with the Heads of Department in 2014, Professor Peter Haynes and Professor Gabriel Paternain.

"Journeys of Women in Mathematics” is a film created by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Committee for Women in Mathematics. It was filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, with a grant by the Simons Foundation. It profiles women mathematicians from around the world. In the first part of the film Neela Nataraj from India, Aminatou Pecha from Cameroon and Carolina Araujo from Brazil, are featured at their home institutions in their respective countries. The second part of the film was shot at (WM)^{2}: World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, a satellite event of the ICM 2018. It contains short interviews of six women from various Latin American countries.

**Athena Swan Bronze Award**

**Athena Swan Bronze Award**

The Faculty received a Bronze Athena SWAN Department Award in April 2014 and successfully renewed it in 2017. We are aiming for a Silver Award, and we are currently implementing a wide-ranging Action Plan to ensure equal opportunities for advancing women's careers in mathematics. The aim of this process is to implement good practice that benefits all, men and women, equally. The Athena Swan Bronze Award is recognition that the Faculty as a whole has a solid foundation of policies and practices to eliminate gender bias and an inclusive culture that values female staff.

## Announcements

News about staff in the Faculty is available at the webpages of DAMTP and DPMMS.

Here we post some highlights from time to time.

- Carmen Enbil Villagra is the first recipient of the Wolfson College CTD PhD studentship for Women in the Physical Sciences. She says "I am honoured to be initiating my career through a scholarship for women in STEM".

Applications are now open for another PhD studentship. Full details about how to apply can be found on the CDT website. - Professor Julia Gog OBE wins Hedy Lamarr Prize. This new IMA prize, which was introduced in 2020, is awarded to a mathematician who demonstrates meritorious knowledge exchange in mathamatics and its applications.

## Videos of more women in Maths from Cambridge and elsewhere.

**Lisa Sauermann**, four gold IMO Medals, single highest (and perfect) score in 2011, is interviewed by Parth Shimpi, one of our Maths Ambassadors, and IMO volunteer. She now has a PhD from Stanford University, and will be Assistant Professor at MIT starting in summer 2021.

**Ingrid Daubechies**, one of the world's most cited mathematicians and first woman President of the International Mathematical Union, best known for her pioneering work on wavelets.

**Karen Uhlenbeck**, a founder of Modern Geometric Analysis and winner of the Abel Prize 2019 for "her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory, and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics." The Abel Prize Committee will announce on 17 March the new Abel Prize winner 2021.

**Julia Gog**is Professor of Mathematical Biology in DAMTP, served on SAGE advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is a founding member of the Joint UNIversities Pandemic and Epidemiological Research (JUNIPER) consortium. Listen to this podcast, where she explains what's it like to be on the mathematical frontline.

**Related links**

**The 13th general meeting of European Women in Mathematics, held in Cambridge in 2007.**