Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference 2022

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Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference 2022

 04 - 05 Oct 2022



Organising Committee

  • Nira Chamberlain, IMA
  • Omololu Akin-Ojo, ICTP-EAIFR
  • Troy Astarte, BSHM
  • Maya Everson, IMA
  • Elizabeth Fisher, LMS
  • Liam Holligan, ICMS
  • Tanniemola Liverpool, Bristol
  • Chris Pritchard, MA
  • Christie Marr, Isaac Newton Institute
  • Frank Neumann, LMS and Leicester
  • Angela Tabiri, AIMS
  • Katherine Wright , LMS


The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-EAIFR), Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Isaac Newton Institute (INI), London Mathematical Society (LMS) and Mathematical Association (MA) held a two day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics.

The Vision of the conference was 'To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of Mathematics and Mathematics Education'. There was a balance of technical talks by internationally renowned black speakers that included some detail of career paths and experience to provide a testimonial dimension.

ZOOM Webinar was used to host this event from the ICMS Lecture Theatre.


Tuesday 4 October Session 1
Sophie Dabo-Niang, University of Lille On the enlightened path of an African woman in mathematics
Tolulope Fadina, University of Essex How inclusive is the maths curriculum?
Tosin Babasola, University of Bath Role of mathematics in understanding the growth of cocoa crops?
John Urschel, Harvard Matrix Analysis in Action
Tuesday 4 October Session 2
Panel Discussion Dr Ollie Folayan, Dr Juliet Ojiako, Dr Yolanda Ohene, Prof Nicole M. Joseph, Tomi Akingbade and Dr Luke Davis
Wednesday 5 October Session 1
Aris Winger, Georgia Gwinnett College The Need for Black Role Models and Representation in Mathematics
Ejay Nsugbe, Nsugbe Research Labs On Prediction Machines & Clinical Medicine: Case Studies from a Black Cyberneticist and Mathematician
Dephney Mathebula, University of South Africa My career journey as a Mathematician
Wednesday 5 October Session 2
Franck Kalala Mutombo, University of Lubumbashi High-order numerical schemes for semi-linear advection reaction equations based on discontinuous Galerkin method and Rosenbrock-type methods
Panel Discussion Dr Ollie Folayan, Dr Adejimi Adeniji, Dr Robin Wilson, Dr Howard Haughton, Celia Fraser, Dr Lassina Dembele, Prof Tanniemola Liverpool and Dr Megel Barker

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