Women in Topology at MSRI, 29 nov to 1 dec 2017


The Women in Topology (WIT) network is an international group of female mathematicians interested in homotopy theory whose main goal is to increase the retention of women in the field by providing both unique collaborative research opportunities and mentorship between colleagues.  The MSRI WIT meeting will be organized as an afternoon of short talks from participants, followed by two days of open problem seminars and working groups designed to stimulate new collaborations, as well as to strengthen those already ongoing among the participants

Women in Topology, November 29, 2017 - December 01, 2017, at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA.


Website here.






EWM and the  EMS Women in Mathematics Committee are pleased to invite proposals for a one week summer school at  the Institut Mittag Leffler in Stockholm in summer 2018. 


There are places  for up to  28 participants.  The Institut will cover lodging and a meal  allowance for everyone, and there is some travel money available. The school should be on a focussed topic of current importance and open to PhD students and post-docs of both sexes. 


A special feature of the summer school is that there will be a much larger than usual involvement by women. We expect that most or all of the members of the organising committee, at least half the  participants, 

and if possible the lecturers,  should be  female. 


The exact dates will have to be negotiated with the Institut. The EMS is supportive of this project and it is expected that some funding for travel will be available. Help and advice will  be available 

from the Oversight Committee. 


Proposals, which should be framed according to the guidelines 

(see attached), should be sent electronically as a pdf file to secretarymittag-leffler [dot] se  with a copy 

to  tillmannmaths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by 30 July 2017. They will be selected 

 on the basis of their scientific merit and the extent to which they fulfill the aims of the guidelines which can be found here.


Ulrike Tillmann

Chair of the Oversight Committee