Calling all strong girls! Who wants to learn from our example?

Role models: an exhibition at the Volkshochschule (VHS) Aachen showcases women of mathematics.

Yes, OK, Pippi Longstocking may well have had her own unique rules of mathematics – with which she would have had a pretty tough time surviving in the “Ivory Tower”. Nevertheless, she represents a role model for all women who do have an excellent command of maths, but who also have to muster plenty of self-confidence and perseverance if they want to hold their own in the academic world. Maths is still very much a man’s world.

An exhibition which was launched in 2016 in Berlin and has been touring the whole world ever since portrays women who have managed to make a successful career for themselves in this classic male preserve. The show is currently making a stop here in Aachen at the Volkshochschule, where three female RWTH professors will also be featured: the mathematicians Gabriele Nebe, Alice Niemeyer and Eva Zerz. So saddle up, girls, and head for the VHS!

A cooperation of the Chair B for Mathematics at the RWTH Aachen, the Volkshochschule Aachen (VHS) and the Equal Opportunities Office of the City of Aachen

“Women of Mathematics throughout Europe”
Volkshochschule Aachen
2nd Floor (Forum)
Peterstraße 21-25
52062 Aachen
Opening hours: 29.11.-20.12.2019,
Mon-Thu 10 am – 6 pm
Fri 10am – 2 pm