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What kind of mathematics is right for you? Maybe applied sarcasm?

University of Chicago grad student Kathryn Mann spotted this possibly-sexist flyer handed out by the AMS at a recent event:


The beautiful stock photo men are all doing pure maths, and the beautiful stock photo women are all doing applied! Heinous!

A hemi-demi-semi-meme developed in response, started by geometric group theorist Tullia Dymarz, with mathematicians sticking speech bubbles on top of photos of themselves, describing the fields they work in.



I doubt anyone has ever said “Teichmüller theory!” with such relish.

You can see all the photos on Kathryn’s webpage, and she says she’d like to receive more.

via Dave Richeson on Twitter.

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