taste of science | Mathematics: to the power of women!
May 12th is a joyful opportunity to celebrate women in mathematics.
Join us for a celebratory toast on the occasion of Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday.
Professor Maryam Mirzakhani was the only woman and only Iranian ever to win a Fields Medal, the world’s most prestigious award in mathematics. You will meet several other women who will share their math and experience, then stay with us to watch “Secrets of the Surface, the Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani”, whose life was sadly cut too short.
This event is a partnership with our friends and colleagues at the USF Department of Math and Statistics.
Meet our mathematicians
Dr. Annamaria Iezzi
I am a woman and I am a mathematician.
Originally from Italy, I completed my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2016 at Aix-Marseille Université in France. Since 2017 I have been a postdoctoral researcher at University of South Florida, in Tampa.
My research interests lie at the crossroads between algebraic geometry and number theory and I enjoy when I can apply pure mathematical tools to areas at the intersection with computer science, such as cryptography and coding theory.
In my work I have a passion: using creativity to make mathematics fun and approachable to everyone. It is no coincidence that, among other things, I have been organizing mathematical musicals across France in order to bring science into the public eye!
Dr. Jill Gallaher
Since finishing my PhD in biomedical physics at East Carolina University in 2010, I have been a researcher in the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center seeking to better understand and predict cancer through mathematical approaches. It is an exciting interdisciplinary field that requires collaboration and creativity with people from a diversity of areas including biology, medicine, computer science, and mathematics. I especially enjoy building and analyzing spatial simulations, connecting models to data, and have a deep passion for communicating complex and abstract ideas through art and design.