Celebrating Women in Mathematics

Women in MathThe Department of Mathematical Sciences invites all students and staff to participate in an event to celebrate the "Women in Mathematics Day”. (*)

The program will start with a celebration of Gerd Grubb, Professor emerita and the first female professor of the department, who received the Gold Medal of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2020.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on life and career after a mathematics degree. Come and get inspired by the lives and careers of our special guests, who will share their experiences inside and outside academia, and engage in discussions with the audience.

Audience: Everyone.


15:15 - 16:20 Jan Philip Solovej and Gerd Grubb
Life and work of Gerd Grubb
16:20-16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 18:15

Panel debate with

  • Susanne Ditlevsen (Professor, University of Copenhagen),
  • Therese Graversen (Associate Professor, IT University),
  • Gerd Grubb (Professor Emeritus, University of Copenhagen),
  • Anne Nørklit Lønborg (Executive Vice President, CIO, Tryg) and
  • Kirsten Rosenkild (Lektor, Nørre Gymnasium)
18:15 Pizzas

(*) Internationally the day "Celebrating Women in Mathematics" is held on 12 May. 12 May is the birthdate of Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician, Fields medal winner, and Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. She was one of the world’s leading experts in geometry and dynamical systems. Her beautiful and astonishing results and her life and career are an inspiration for everyone, women and men, to pursue their dreams in science. She died tragically from cancer in 2017 at the early age of 40. Her birthday was chosen to celebrate Women in Mathematics in her memory by the participants of the 2018 World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)². 

In Copenhagen 2022 our May 12 event will take place on Tuesday 17 May.