Marta Macho-Stadler

Marta Macho-Stadler

Marta Macho-Stadler

Professor of the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)


Why we should be concerned that mathematics research is less attractive to women

This year's theme for 8M is "For an inclusive digital world: innovation and technology for gender equality". If we want to innovate for everyone, there must be women doing research in mathematics, an essential discipline in the fields of technology, finance and health. However, the future of mathematical research in Spain has a male profile and this is worrying: advances and major decisions will be made excluding half of the population.


Reactions to the Fields Medal awarded to Maryna Viazovska, the second woman to receive mathematics' highest award

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was today awarded one of four Fields Medals, considered the Nobel Prize in mathematics. After Iran's Maryam Mirzakhan, who received it in 2014, she is the second woman to be honoured with this prestigious award.