Here’s a roundup of mathematical things that have happened in March 2022.
Mathematician Yulia Zdanovska was killed by Russian shelling in Kharkiv. Yulia was a silver medallist at the European Women’s Mathematical Olympiad in 2017.
- The International Mathematical Union’s Committee for Women in Mathematics has published an expression of sympathy.
- The Mathematical Oympiad in Kyiv has passed on a request from her parents for donations to the Kharkiv Station project, where Yulia had been active.
- MIT has set up Yulia’s Dream, “a free math enrichment and research program for exceptional high school students (grades 9-11) from Ukraine”.
A bill has been introduced to the US congress to honour Bob Moses, a mathematician and civil rights leader. (via Dave Kung on Twitter)
There was a passing reference in the UK Spring Statement that businesses will be able to claim tax relief on R&D supported by pure maths.
A second period of Azat Miftakhov Days will take place on 5th and 6th July this year, in solidarity with the Russian maths graduate student who has been detained by Russian authorities since Febraury 2019.
The 2022 Abel Prize went to Dennis Parnell Sullivan, “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects”.
The Royal Statistical Society has announced the recipients of its 2022 honours.
π day happened again. UNESCO, still trying to rebrand it as the International Day of Mathematics, has published a toolkit for teachers, Mathematics for Action: Supporting Science-Based Decision Making, which “deciphers the role of mathematics in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to 2030 that were adopted by the global community in 2015”. The toolkit seems to only be published as a massive PDF.
The inclusion/exclusion blog, formerly hosted by the AMS, is back, and striking out on its own.