# Mathematics

## 'A Sort of Everyday Struggle'

Women in Harvard's math department report a bevy of inequalities—from a discouraging absence of female faculty to a culture of "math bro" condescension.

## Sir Timothy Gowers

Renowned British mathematician Sir Timothy Gowers, a Fields Medalist, lectures on problems in additive combinatorics, as part of the Ahlfors lecture series organized by the Harvard Math Department.

## To Keep Pace with Tech, Law School Seeks STEM Students

As HLS admissions officers are finalizing next year’s class, they are doing so with an eye toward a group of fields that deviate from the traditional path to legal studies: STEM.

## A Decade after FAS Moved to Tenure Track, Math Continues on Separate Path

Eleven years after the formal introduction of a tenure track in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Mathematics department remains an outlier, with no assistant or associate professors to speak of and no promotions from within since the 1990s.

## Covering Ground: Barriers and Entries to STEM at Harvard

Introductory courses act as both gateways and barriers into Harvard’s STEM-based concentrations, as low-level courses increasingly are tasked with catching students up to their peers.

## Out to Lunch with Aaron Slipper

Aaron A. G. Slipper ’18 shepherds us to the secret home of the Science Center's sole easy-access stapler. “This is one of the less exciting parts of the day here, but wait until we get to class,” Slipper tells us, stapling his problem set on the way to Algebraic Topology.

## Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics

Cathy O’Neil, left, and Moon Duchin ’97, right, discuss gender discrimination in academia on Monday evening. Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics, a new student organization promoting inclusivity for minorities and females, hosted the event.

## Meena K. Boppana

Meena K. Boppana '16, former president of HUMA, speaks after the Harvard Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics kickoff event on Monday evening featuring Cathy O’Neil and Moon Duchin ’97.

## Women in Math

“There’s a lot of math out there, and there’s not much of us to understand it,” said Alison Miller, right, a Harvard mathematics postdoctoral fellow, “We need you to keep doing it.” Miller, former Crimson editor Rediet Abebe ’13, left, and Hilary Finucane ’09, center, discussed the role of women in the Harvard math department on Wednesday at an event hosted by the Harvard Undergraduate Mathematics Association.

## Panel Discusses Gender Gap in Harvard Math Department

Female mathematicians discussed ways to alleviate the potential barriers facing women in math at the College at a panel discussion, which was organized by the Harvard Undergraduate Mathematics Association on Wednesday evening.

## Panelists Say STEM Fields Should Draw Women from Classroom

Panelists argued that the perception—particularly among women—that careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are reserved for gifted students are unsustainable for the future of STEM fields.

## ‘Breakthough Prize’ Grants $3 Million to Univ. Researchers

The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.