The University of Twente celebrates its 56th Dies Natalis next week. The Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) contributes to this celebration by organizing a special photo exposition:
“Women in Mathematics throughout Europe: a Gallery of Portraits”
The exposition will be opened by Prof.Dr. Thom Palstra, Rector Magnificus, and will be located in the Waaier building, so that all attendees of Dies Natalis can walk and see it.
The exposition offers a glimpse into the world of mathematics through photographs and excerpts of interviews with 13 women mathematicians throughout Europe. It is a touring exposition that started in July 2016 in Berlin and is hosted every few months by various universities throughout Europe. The idea for the exposition stems from two observations: that nowadays, women still find it difficult to embrace a scientific career in Mathematics, and that the disparity between the proportion of men and that of women among professional mathematicians is still shamefully large. This touring format is envisaged as an opportunity to stimulate dialogue on the themes of the exposition between the general public and mathematicians. More information about the tour can be found on the project’s website.
The exposition will be on campus from Nov 24, 2017 to March 8, 2018, moved through a number of locations including Vrijhof and Ravelijn among others.