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IHES celebrates women in mathematics

This year IHES celebrated the International Day of Women in Mathematics through an event that took place on Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30pm, both at IHES and online.

On that occasion, Indira Chatterji, professor of mathematics at the University Côte d’Azur, gave a talk entitled Institutional bias, explained by a mathematician.

In statistics, a bias is the discrepancy between the theoretical value of a variable and the observed value. For example, it is widely accepted that men and women have the same intellectual capacity regarding mathematics, but we observe that there are very few female mathematicians. On neutral examples, we will study how biases can be created.

Photographer Marie-Hélène Le Ny introduced her project Infinités Plurielles, a series of portraits of women researchers.
A selection of pictures in the series provided by Université Paris-Saclay was exhibited at IHES during the event.

This event (that took place in English) was introduced by Bertille Follain, a PhD student in mathematics at Ecole normale supérieure de Paris, laureate of the 2021 Maryam Mirzakhani Junior Prize of the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard.

This event was organized in association with the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH).


Watch the entire event here.