LMS-IMA-BSHM Joint Meeting: Black Heroes of Mathematics

Location: 
Zoom, hosted by the LMS, IMA and BSHM with support from the ICMS.
Start Date: 
Monday 26th October, 2020 to Tuesday 27th October, 2020
Speakers: 
Dr Angela Tabiri [AIMS Ghana], Dr Nkechi Agwu [CUNY], Professor Tannie Liverpool [Bristol], Professor Edray Goins (Pomona College), Dr Spencer Becker Kahn (Cambridge), Dr Howard Haughton (KCL)

The British Society for the History of Mathematics, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society, are holding a two-day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics.

The Vision of the conference is “To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of mathematics”.

There will be a balance of technical talks by internationally renowned black speakers that include some detail of career paths and experience to provide a testimonial dimension. We plan to achieve a balance of career stage and gender.

We plan two sessions 26 October 2020 [morning and afternoon] and two sessions on 27 October [afternoon and early evening] to suit our audience and our line-up of international speakers. The second session each day will be a questions and discussion session hosted by Dr Nira Chamberlain, President of the IMA. We plan that pre-recorded talks will be available during the first session each day [these will be pre-released by a few hours]. The questions and discussion sessions each day will be hosted in real time.

We are requesting that all talks are accessible to the wide audience that we hope to attract. This event is part of the Black History Month 2020 celebrations.

More information and how to register is available here.