Activities

For several years, IWM has organized a major annual conference featuring invited talks by notable women mathematicians from India and abroad as well as contributed talks by early-career researchers from across India. These events are, in part, meant to provide networking opportunities for the many women delegates, who are in the early stages of postgraduate studies or research, who have attended these events.

The IWM is also aware that its objectives are more effectively served if several smaller workshops are held each year in different parts of the country. These workshops are typically aimed at women of the region engaged in teaching or research, or working towards a post-graduate degree, in mathematics. They are intended to expose the audience to fresh trends in research and as well as opportunities for careers in research.

Links to upcoming conferences/workshops, as well as other types of activities conceived by IWM from time to time, will be featured on this page.


Regional Mini-workshops


Annual Conference


IWM Visitor Programme

    2016

  • Isabelle Chalendar, Institut Camille Jordan, University of Lyon 1, France: March 2016
    • March 15, 2016: University of Delhi South Campus, Title of talk: Modern approaches to the Invariant Subspaces Problem
    • March 18, 2016: Banasthali University, Title of talk: The Phragmen-Lindelof principle and its applications
    • March 19, 2016: University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Title of talk: Carleman type theorems for complex measures
    • Photos of Prof. Chalendar's visit: Lecturing at Banasthali University, and interacting with students.
    • Report
  • Nalini Joshi, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia: June-July 2016
    • June 28, 2016: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati,          Title of talk: Symmetry through geometry (Seminar Hall at 10:30 a.m.)
    • June 29, 2016, University of Hyderabad, Title of talk: When applied mathematics collided with algebra (part of the IWM Annual Conference 2016 programme, 10:00 a.m.)
    • July 2, 2016: Maris Stella College, Vijaywada, Title of talk: Symmetry through geometry (Auditorium, Maris Stella College, at 11:00 a.m.)

    2017

  •  Shobha Madan, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali, India: December 2016-February 2017
    • Dec 13, 2016: Panjab University, Chandigarh, Title of talk: Tiles, spectra and Fuglede's conjecture (Seminar Hall, Department of Mathematics, at 11:00 a.m.)
    • Jan 17, 2017: DAV College, Amritsar, Title of talk: Kakeya needle problem (PG Department of Mathematics, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.)
    • Feb 15, 2017: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology University,           Title of talk: Counting and measuring: Cantor and Kakeya (T-105, School of Mathematics, at 3:30 p.m.)
  • B. Sri Padmavathi, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Hyderabad, India: February-March, 2017
    • Feb 6, 2017: Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women, Chennai,            Title of talk: Application of differential equations to ecology (Golden Jubilee Seminar Hall, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)
    • Mar 18, 2017, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram,
      Title of talk: Application of differential equations to ecology (Seminar Hall, Adikavi Nannaya University Campus, at 11:00 a.m.)

  • Geetha Venkataraman, Ambedkar University Delhi, India: February-March, 2017
    • Feb 13, 2017: Central University of Rajasthan, Title of talk: Groups: From origins to open questions (Department of Mathematics)
    • March 6, 2017: Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora,            Title of talk: Groups: An exploration through symmetry (Department of Mathematics)
  • Apala Majumdar, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, United Kingdom: July 2017
    • July 14, 2017: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Title of talk: The mathematics of liquid crystals: theory, simulations and applications (part of the IWM Annual Conference 2017 programme, Room G-21, Old Physics Building, 9:35 a.m.)
    • July 18, 2017: Rani Channamma University, Belgavi, Title of talk: Nematic liquid crystals: at the triple point of mathematics, physics and applications (PG Department of the R.L. Science Institute, at 11:30 a.m.)
    • July 20, 2017: University of Mysore, Mysuru, Title of talk: Nematic liquid crystals: at the triple point of mathematics, physics and applications (Seminar Hall, Department of Studies in Mathematics, at 11:00 a.m.)

    2018

  • Indira Narayanaswamy, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, India: December 2017 & January-February 2018
    • December 1, 2017: Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus, Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Title of talk: Fascinating facts in number systems (11:00 a.m.)
    • December 2, 2017: Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), Title of talk: Optimization applied to (i) aircraft wing design and (ii) data fusion in medical imaging (10:00 a.m.)
    • January 2 or 3, 2018: Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Kochi,      Title of talk: Shape optimization of fuel tank design towars weaponization of fighter aircraft TEJAS
    • January 5, 2018: Mar Thoma College for Women, Perambavoor (Kerala),            Title of talk: Fascinating facts in number systems
    • February 2, 2018: Mother Teresa Womens' University, Attuvampatty Campus, Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu), Title of talk: Mathematics in India's indigenous fighter aircraft program: TEJAS
  • Anisa M. H. Chorwadwala, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India: January-February 2018
    • January 9, 2018: Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Title of talk: Why are soap bubbles approximately spherical? (Bhasha Bhavan, Shivaji University, at 12:00 noon)
    • January 15, 2018: Moolji Jaitha College, Jalagaon, Title of talk: Why are soap bubbles approximately spherical? (Old Conference Hall, Jalagaon, at 11:00 a.m.)
    • February 20, 2018: Navrachana University, Vadodara, Title of talk: Why are soap bubbles approximately spherical? (Auditorium of Navrachana University, at 11:00 a.m.)
    • February 20, 2018: The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara,               Title of talk: Why are soap bubbles approximately spherical? (Applied Mathematics Department, at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Shreemayee Bora, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India: January-February 2018
    • January 29, 2018: Gurucharan College, Silchar (Assam), Title of talk: Eigenvalue problems: an evergreen topic with new dimensions (Seminar Hall, Department of Mathematics, at 12:00 noon)
    • February 9, 2018: Manohari Devi Kanoi College, Dibrugarh, Title of talk: Structure in matrices and special symmetry (Rabindranath Tagore Seminar Hall, at 2:00 p.m.)
    • February 10, 2018: Tinsukia College, Tinsukia (Assam), Title of talk: Eigenvalue problems: an evergreen topic with new dimensions (Conference Hall, at 12:00 noon)
  • Sara Faridi, Dalhousie University, Canada: February 2018
    • February 16, 2018: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai,              Title of talk: Monomial ideals with linear resolution (Ramanujan Hall, IIT Bombay, at 12:00 noon)
    • February 19, 2018: Goa University, Title of talk: The algebra of graphs (Department of Mathematics, at 12:00 noon)
    • February 23, 2018: VNIT University, Nagpur, Title of talk: The algebra of graphs (Department of Mathematics, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Radha Kessar, City, University of London, United Kingdom (formerly City University, London): August 2018
    • August 17, 2018: University of Delhi, South Campus, Title of talk: Local structure and representations of finite groups (Seminar Room 117, Arts Faculty, at 12:00 noon)
    • August 20, 2018: Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab) Punjabi University, Patiala, Title of talk: Local structure and representations of finite groups (Senate Hall, at 11:00 a.m.)
    • August 21, 2018: Panjab University, Chandigarh, Title of talk: Finiteness conjectures in block theory (Seminar Hall, Department of Mathematics, at 3:00 p.m.

  • Rukmini Dey, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), December 2018
    • December 14, 2018: Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Title of talk: What are minimal surfaces? (Seminar Hall, at 10:00 a.m.)