• Universal Lessons from the Life of Joan Birman

    What do an Iranian geometer and an algebraist from New Zealand have in common apart from being Fields Medallists? Their research is linked to Joan Birman, an American mathematician who turned 97 last week.

    June 8th 2024

  • Thanks Bollywood, but where is the science?

    The recent film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is being appreciated for its portrayal of the protagonist as more than a human computer, but an examination of how women in STEM in India have been portrayed by the media reveals a strange obsession for their personal lives.

    August 16th 2020