For mathematicians with
intense daily human care
Event 1: February 7, 8, 9, 2020
Event 2: April 24, 25, 26, 2020 (postponed indefinitely due to
Where you are.
Do you have a paper that you think you could finish, if you just
had 48 uninterrupted hours?
Do you never seem to get those hours, because
of intense daily human care responsibilities in your home?
We want you to finish that paper.
On two weekends in spring 2020, we will give a room of one's own
to mathematicians who are in a life stage with intense human
demands. Simultaneously across the nation, we will all work
together in a community experience combining the best of solidarity and
Each event will take place from late afternoon on
a Friday until Sunday evening.
Friday afternoon, we'll check into our hotel.
on our papers until Sunday night.
Then we'll go home.
We believe that the chance for a qualitatively different kind of
time will have a high impact.
To apply to participate, with funding for hotel costs,
apply for funding
We have limited funding for this new model of mathematical event. We will
prioritize funding mathematicians with intense daily human care
responsibilities in their homes.
But note that all mathematicians are welcome to join our community event, whether
working from home, a hotel, or anywhere else.
To apply to participate, without requesting funding for hotel
costs, apply here:
apply without funding
Applications (for either event) received by 5 January 2020 will
receive full consideration.
Note: this funding is available to mathematicians living and working
in the US. International participants can apply to participate
Where is the hotel? Your choice, near where you live, to eliminate travel time.
All participants will agree to participate in
the full community event, including emails before and after the
event, and carefully moderated communications and coaching
during the event.
will agree to the welcoming, encouraging and respectful ethos of the event, as
as a common-sense code of conduct.
To learn more, read the application forms above.
For further questions, email reboot (dot) numbertheory (at) gmail (dot) com
Dorothy Buck, Duke University
Lillian Pierce, Duke University
Kirsten Wickelgren, Duke University
Funded in part by:
National Science Foundation