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Women in Math is a group of grad students, faculty and visitors in the Mathematics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. The group meets over lunch in the Department lounge or elsewhere from time to time, sometimes with special visitors to the Department.  We want to create a friendly and inclusive atmosphere in the department and mentor and encourage women as they prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences. Anyone who supports this mission is welcome to attend.  If you would like to be invited to our lunches, please email Ellen Urheim (urheim AT or Julia Hartmann (hartmann AT

Our group is one of several in mathematics departments at US universities. Others include the Noetherian Ring at Berkeley and Johns Hopkins; and the Women in Mathematics group at Maryland/College Park.

Special visitors to the Penn Math Department have included Ranee Brylinski, Alicia Dickenstein, Christine Escher, Angela Gibney, Shelly Harvey, Ruthi Hortsch, Yael Karshon, Dusa McDuff, Xenia de la Ossa, Raman Parimala, Leila Schneps, Gigliola Staffilani, Chuu-Lian Terng, , Lisa Traynor, Karen Uhlenbeck, Ellen Veomett, Michelle Wachs, Tandy Warnow, and Katrin Wendland. A number of these were extended visits that were made possible by grants from the Fund to Encourage Women (FEW) of the Trustees Council of Penn Women.

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