30 years of Women in Probability

30 years ago in October 16-18, 1994 there was a meeting called Women in Probability held in Ithaca NY. This summer there will be another one August 5-6, 2024 at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. Scroll down for details. First we will take a look at the history.

After a somewhat lengthy delay, the second meeting, supported by an NSF research training grant, was held at Cornell October 5-7, 2008

A third, supported by a combination of funds from the Cornell RTG and Duke math department was held October 14-16, 2012

Click here for group photos of participants at these meetings.

The 2012 meting was part of a series of Southeastern Probability Conferences, which has also featured a number of women speakers.

After the 2012 meeting, Tai Melcher agreed to take on the responsibility of organizing these activities. The retitled Conference on New Developments in Probability has had male as well as female speakers.

See the CNDP Web site for details of those meetings.

Unfortunately there is a meeting at the Newton Institute August 5-9 on Stochastic Reflection organized by Ruth Williams and Kavita Ramanan.

August 5-6, 2024 at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC

Organized by Rick Durrett with help from Shankar Bhamidi and Zoe Huang (UNC)


Supported by NSF grants DMS 2011385 (SEPC conference grant) and DMS 2153429 (Durrett individual grant from probability program).

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Participant support. Grants of up to $500 are available to partially support the participation of 10 young female participants (defined as not yet tenured). Send an email to the organizer (RTD) with brief statement about your research and why you would like to attend the conference, attach a CV, and arrange for you thesis advisor or postdoctoral mentor to send a brief email (a few sentences is sufficient) endorsing your participation in the conference. The first round of decisions will be made on June 1, and after that on a rolling basis.

The organizer (RTD) is retired (as of 7/1/2023) and no longer @t the MATH department in .DUKE.EDU but he still gets his email there.