‘A mathematician from Loughborough University and her filmmaker sister have produced a short film for International Women’s Day this year featuring cameos by women mathematicians around the globe. Eugenie Hunsicker and Irina Linke were inspired by the work of the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematical Union, the global professional society supporting mathematicians and mathematics. A request for selfie film clips was sent around the world through the CWM Ambassadors list, and resulted in a phenomenal response—146 clips of 243 women mathematicians from 36 different countries and speaking 31 different languages.
“We didn’t expect to get nearly as many people sending in their clips as we did–it’s been phenomenal, but busy as we’ve done it all in just over a month,” said Hunsicker.’
via University of Oxford’s MPLS Insights
Dr Vicky Neale, Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, discusses the work of Maryam Mirzakhani in an article first published on The Conversation.