The School of Mathematics and Physics will celebrate International Women in Mathematics Day by holding an afternoon event on Friday, 10 May 2024. This event is open to all!


1:00 – 1:50          Vivien Challis (Queensland University of Technology)

                               The synergy between structural optimisation and additive manufacturing, and the maths                                 we need to make the most of it!

1:50- 2:00            Short-film screening

                               Kovaleskaya' Spinning Top

2:00- 2:30            Afternoon tea

2:30 – 3:20         Courtney Quinn (University of Tasmania)

                              Tipping Points in Climate Systems – when it comes to change, analysing how much vs                                    how fast

3:20 - 4:00           Panel discussion + brainstorming activity 

                              What actions can be taken by all mathematicians to improve the gender equity?

4:00-4:30            Trivia quiz and prizes

About SMP International Women in Mathematics Day

International Women in Mathematics Day celebrates the achievements of female mathematicians annually on 12 May in honour of mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for Mathematics.

If you have any queries regarding the event please email


Hawken Engineering Building (50)
Room: N201