Marithania Silvero Casanova

(Interview by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Marithania Silvero Casanova is a Spanish mathematician from Huelva (Spain) who works in Knot Theory. She has been recently awarded with Premio Vicent Caselles, a Prize given by the Spanish Royal Society of Mathematics and the Foundation BBVA for her research in Mathematics. In …

Meet the committee: contest

The Contest Committee consists of Gerard Jeurnink, Esther Visser, Jetze Zoethout and Derk Pik. We are responsible for organising a smooth contest during the EGMO. We will make sure that your tables are ready, that you receive the problems in the requested languages and that there is a sufficient amount …

Dorothy Vaughan

(Text by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Dorothy Vaughan (née Johnson) was born on September 20, 1910 in Kansas City, Missouri and died on November 10, 2008 in Hampton, Virginia. She was an American mathematician and programmer who worked as a computer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the …

María Josefa Wonenburger Planells

(Text by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès.) María Josefa Wonenburger Planells was born on July 19, 1927 in Montrove-Oleiros, Spain. Her family owned a foundry, so they wished for María to study engineering and continue with the family business. Yet, her family always respected her love for mathematics and supported her …

Marie Françoise Ouedraogo

(Text by Jenneke Krüger) Marie Françoise Ouedraogo grew up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She enjoyed doing maths in primary and secondary school and obtained good results without too much effort. So she studied mathematics at the University of Ouagadougou, where she wrote her first doctoral thesis on Lie Superalgebras, with …

Meet the committee: Accommodation

What do we do as the Accommodation committee? Before the EGMO we communicate with hotel Zuiderduin about every detail concerning the rooms and halls which the organisation and attendants are going to use. We provide guides and maps, manage the meeting halls and assign the rooms. We will play our …

Marie-Sophie Germain

(Text by Mar Curcó Iranzo) Marie-Sophie Germain was born on April 1, 1776 in Paris. She was the daughter of a family of successful silk merchants and grew up into the Parisian bourgeois, one of the highest social classes of Paris at that time. Germain was introduced to political and …