Or should I say women in math? Anyway, the title is correct as far as our friends in Great Britain are concerned. As it was explained to me, it is sort of like saying physics instead of physic. Well, regardless, a mathematician at the University of Nottingham, Susanne Pumpluen, has set up a nice Facebook Page that spotlights women in mathematics. Susanne writes:
The Facebook page ‘Women in Maths‘ was launched in November 2014. We would like it to be like a mini ad-campaign, an advertisement for mathematics, for the beauty of it. Many people who love the creativity of arts, music, architecture, do not realize how creative mathematics can be, and how much fun.
So we want to profile mathematicians who write about why they love doing it, what they get out of it, why they chose it as a career, across all age groups and career levels if possible. We decided to feature female mathematicians to challenge stereoptypes and to provide some female role models. And to celebrate their successes.
Independently, my colleagues and I filmed a series of videos for the same reason. I am in one of the videos, I am Susanne Pumpluen (Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics at University of Nottingham).