Women and Men: Ambition in an ambivalent society

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Lynne Walling, University of Bristol

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"Women are as capable mathematically as men, so why aren't there more women in mathematical research? Are female mathematicians as ambitious as men? Are the accomplishments of female mathematicians as recognised as those of men? Dr Lynne Walling (Reader and Head of Pure Mathematics at University of Bristol) explores these questions in her talk ``Women and Men: Ambition in an ambivalent society'' at the School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Nottingham. She also discusses barriers and discouragement women in mathematics often face, and strategies women might employ."