EGMO2020 will take place online

The EGMO is going virtual! This decision was made by the organising committee on 25 March, after the physical event was cancelled because of the Covid-19 virus. Organiser Quintijn Puite says: “We want to give these girls, who are mostly sitting at home and who prepared for the EGMO for …

Elena Paniagua

(Interview by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Elena Paniagua is a Mexican mathematician who works in finance consulting. She got her Bachelor’s degree from the UNAM, the National Autonomous University in Mexico and did her Master’s in Finance Mathematics at Ulm University in Germany. She is currently living in the Netherlands …

Meet the committee: ceremonies

What do we do as a committee? We are working hard to give you the best opening and closing of the EGMO2020! We are currently figuring out how we can best organise the more than 50 countries parade during the opening. And believe us when we say that there is …

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 …