Women in Algebra and Symbolic Computations

The workshop “Women in Algebra and Symbolic Computations” takes place from Monday, 9th  December to Wednesday, 11th December 2019, in the Kurpark-Hotel in Bad Dürkheim. The organisors are Niamh Farrell, Hannah Markwig, Frank-Olaf Schreyer and Michael Kunte.


The conference is dedicated to the promotion of female researchers in the research area of our TRR. Hence the algebraic disciplines group and representation theory, algebraic geometry, commutative and non-commutative algebra, tropical and polyhedral geometry, number theory as well as random matrix theory and free probability are included. These mathematical fields are connected through symbolic methods and computations.

We are aiming at providing a stimulating platform for female researchers – networking is one of the main objectives of the workshop. This includes established female researches as well as Postdocs and graduate students. Male participants are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

In addition, there will be a panel discussion on “Women in Mathematics”. All questions on the subject are welcome.

Main Speakers

SpeakerField of researchHome UniversityTitle of the talk
Jennifer S. BalakrishnanNumber TheoryBoston UniversityA tale of three curves
Radha KessarRepresentation TheoryCity University of LondonExotic fusion systems, weight conjectures, and spetses
Ragni PieneAlgebraic GeometryUniversity of OsloProjective geometry from a toric point of view


The preliminary schedule can be found here.

Abstracts of the talks

Here you can find a booklet with all abstracts.

Confirmed Participants

Ali AslamTU Kaiserslautern
Annette BachmayrUniversität Bonn
Marie BrandenburgFU Berlin
Sofia BrennerTU Kaiserslautern
Noelia Rizo CarrionUniversidad de Valencia
Maria ChlouverakiUniversité de Versailles-St. Quentin
Sofia EliaFU Berlin
Pinar ErogluDokuz Eylül University Izmir
Niamh FarrellTU Kaiserslautern
Alheydis GeigerUniversität Tübingen
Paula HähndelUniversität Halle
Birte JohanssonTU Kaiserslautern
Kunda KambasoRWTH Aachen
Nihal Bircan KayaCankiri Karatekin University
Theresa KumpitschUniversität Frankfurt
Michael KunteTU Kaiserslautern
Sara LambogliaUniversität Frankfurt
Caroline LassueurTU Kaiserslautern
Laura MaaßenRWTH Aachen
Verity MackscheidtRWTH Aachen
Gunter MalleTU Kaiserslautern
Hannah MarkwigUniversität Tübingen
Lucia MorottiUniversität Hannover
Helen NaumannUniversität Frankfurt
Gabriele NebeRWTH Aachen
Emily NortonTU Kaiserslautern
Türkü Özlüm CelikMPI MiS Leipzig
Ana RomeroUniversidad de La Rioja
Suranimalee MannaperumaTU Kaiserslautern
Mahsa Sayyary NaminMPI MiS Leipzig
Karin SchallerFU Berlin
Mandi Schaeffer FryMSU Denver
Sogo Pierre SanonTU Kaiserslautern
Mima StanojkovskiUniversität Bielefeld
Isabel StengerUniversität des Saarlandes
Andrea ThevisUniversität des Saarlandes
Mara UngureanuUniversität Freiburg
Laura VoggesbergerTU Kaiserslautern
Lena WalterFU Berlin
Madeleine WhybrowImperial College London
Yvonne WeberTU Kaiserslautern
Amy WiebeBerlin Mathematical School


If you are interested in receiving funding, please apply by sending an email to Michael Kunte or Barbara Ermisch containing a short motivation to attend, a description of your current work, the name of your advisor and your CV.  In the case of support we expect contribution by a talk or a poster. Please let us know until September 30th, 2019.

Location / Directions

The Kurpark-Hotel in Bad Dürkheim can be reached by train (train station “Bad Dürkheim“) or car from all main locations.

Since one may have booked a train connection from Mannheim central station to Bad Dürkheim via RNV 4 or RNV 9, we would like to point out that this is actually a tram leaving in front of the train station.
See the following map with directions from Bad Dürkheim train station to the Kurpark Hotel which is a 5 minute walk.