European Women in Mathematics

Conference 2017

9–10 June 2017
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Bielefeld
Room V2–210/216

On the right: EWM Conference 2015 at Schloß Rauischholzhausen

Keynote speakers


Barbara Baumeister, Universität Bielefeld
Christine Bessenrodt, Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Barbara Gentz, Universität Bielefeld
Initiative Young Women in the CRC 701


The conference will open on Friday at 10:20 h and end on Saturday at 15:00 h.

Conference programme (as of 8 June 2017)


Please use the following link to see or print the Poster.

Previous conferences

Aachen 2011
Bielefeld 2012
Schloß Rauischholzhausen 2015


There will be one-hour presentations by the keynote speakers as well as shorter contributed presentations. A poster session can be organized to provide opportunity for all participants to present their work. In addition, the programme will feature a round table discussion.

Focus group discussion

A focus group discussion entitled Women in Mathematics: challenges and opportunities in Germany will take place on Friday, 9 June 2017, from 14–16 h. The event, organized by Maria Infusino (Konstanz) and Andrea Nickel (Bielefeld), will consist of an informal discussion about the state of women in mathematics in Germany with a particular focus on the challenges they are experiencing in their career paths and on the concrete actions which are or might be taken towards gender equality in mathematics. After some special contributions by Sara Azzali (Potsdam), Salma Kuhlmann (Konstanz) and Maria Rupprecht (Heidelberg) the discussion will be run in groups of participants at the same academic stage and then proceed in a collective debate.


We will show the Exhibition
Women of Mathematics throughout Europe – A gallery of portraits
on Saturday, 10 June 2017.


Everyone is welcome!

Participants are kindly requested to register by 2 June 2017. If you intend to participate, please send an e-mail to, stating your name and affiliation. Please make sure to include "EWM Conference" in the subject line.

If you intend to give a presentation (talk or poster) please include title and abstract with your registration. Proposals for talks should be received by 25 May 2017.

Financial support

Limited financial support is available for female participants. Requests for support must be received with your registration for the workshop and at the latest by 25 May 2017.


Accommodation at Arcadia Hotel Bielefeld in the city center will be provided for most participants.
If you requested accommodation, you should have received an e-mail confirming your reservation.

We will be happy to help with reservations.

How to reach Arcadia Hotel

Workshop Dinner

Friday evening: Joint dinner at Wernings Weinstube, starting at 19:30 h (registration required)

How to reach Wernings Weinstube from the Arcadia Hotel / tramstop "Rathaus"

This workshop is part of the conference program of the DFG-funded CRC 701 "Spectral Structures and Topological Methods in Mathematics" at the University of Bielefeld.