We are launching a monthly seminar series featuring female & non-binary mathematics researchers from UK universities working in diverse research areas. The aim of PiWORKS (Piscopia Initiative – Women and Other Researchers Keynote Series) is threefold; we want to
- Showcase the work of female and non-binary mathematics researchers.
- Provide a taste of different areas of mathematics research to undergraduate and MSc students.
- Build an UK-wide community of female and non-binary researchers and mathematics students.
The target audience for the talks are final year undergraduate and MSc students, but PhD students or academic staff are very welcome to attend.
Title of the talk by Professor Karen Page: Mathematics applied to embryo development
Abstract: I will talk about how mathematics can be used to investigate the patterning of embryos. I’ll focus on the development of the primary axis of the embryo in vertebrates, the developing nervous system and migration of cells involved in facial structures. The mathematics will include Turing patterns, randomly perturbed dynamical systems and spatial models of cells in sheets and individually migrating cells.
Tuesday, 26 January, 1-2pm, Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge)
Tuesday, 23 February, 1-2pm, Dr Martine Barons (University of Warwick)
Tuesday, 30 March, 1-2pm, Dr Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt University)
Tuesday, 27 April, Dr Angela Tabiri (AIMS-Google AI postdoctoral fellow at AIMS Ghana, Lead of Femafricmaths, obtained her PhD at the University of Glasgow)
Our first PiWORKS speaker on Tuesday, 27 October, was Professor Maggie Chen from Cardiff University. This event was jointly hosted with Cardiff’s Women In Math Society (find them on twitter @WiMCardiff) and was chaired by their lead, PhD student Tasarla Deadman, who has also founded the Cardiff node of the Piscopia Society.