Black Heroes of Mathematics

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Black Heroes of Mathematics

 26 - 27 Oct 2020


  • Nira Chamberlain, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Frank Neumann, the London Mathematical Society
  • Troy Astarte, the British Society for the History of Mathematics
  • Snezana Lawrence, the British Society for the History of Mathematics and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications


The vision of the conference was to celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of mathematics and it formed part of the 2020 Black History Month celebrations. For abstract information, please go here. We would like to thank all who provided feedback and put themselves forward for future events. The committee will review this information


Nira Chamberlain, The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Welcome and Black Heroes of Mathematics
Angela Tabiri, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences The Journey of Female African Mathematicians
Howard Haughton, King's College London On the Use of Probability and Moment Generating Functions for Quantifying Loan Portfolio Credit Losses
Tannie Liverpool, University of Bristol From Boltzmann to Bird Flocks: Journeys in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechani
Natalya Silcott, Harrow School and the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation Leaving a Legacy
Spencer Becker-Kahn, University of Cambridge Soap Bubbles and Minimal Surfaces
Nkechi Agwu, Borough of Manhattan Community College and the City University of New York Mathematical Storytelling: Fostering Creativity, Innovation, Cultural Awareness and Entrepreneurship
Edray Goins, Pomona College The Black Mathematician Chronicles: Our Quest to Update the MAD Pages

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This event was supported as part of the ICMS Online Mathematical Sciences Seminars.
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