Many young women go through their entire university career without ever being taught by a single female professor. That’s why a group of young BMS students came up with the idea of creating a lecture series where female professors and junior faculty would speak about their research and the kind of mathematics they do. The goal of these lectures is to enable the meeting of aspiring mathematicians with successful female mathematicians. The series  will thus provide new role models to young women, role models that they can more easily identify with and whose success they can emulate. Moreover, these talks will be a great occasion for everybody to hear introductory talks to the cutting-edge research that is happening right now in Berlin and elsewhere.

The first installment of the BMS Women in Mathematics Lecture Series took place on 6 May 2011 at 14.30 in the TU Math Building in MA 042. Angela Ortega, a scientific researcher at the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, talked about "Prym Varieties".

The second talk of the BMS Women In Mathematics Lecture Series will take place on

          17 June 2011 at 14:30
          at FU Berlin, SR 007/008 in Pi-building,
          Arnimallee 6, 14195 Berlin

Heike Siebert will speak about "Linking structure and dynamics of discrete regulatory networks".