**Thursday February 18th 2021 Julia Robinson film screening at 5pm. **

UConn’s AWM student chapter is organizing a Webex event to celebrate Julia Robinson’s work. This is organized jointly with the UConn Logic Group. Click here if you want to know more about this event.

**Friday May 8th 2020 Maryam Mirzakhani film screening at 5pm. **

On Friday May 8th 2020 to celebrate the end of the semester, the UConn’s AWM chapter organized a screening of the documentary *Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani, *in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani.

**December 6th 2019 Meeting with Professor Misha Kilmer**

UConn’s AWM student chapter is having a meeting with one of the Sigma Seminar speakers, Professor Misha Kilmer, next Friday December 6th in MONT 214 at 2:30 pm.

**October 3rd 2019 Meeting with Professor Björn Sandstede**

UConn’s AWM student chapter will have a meeting with one of the Special Semester in PDEs and Applied Math speakers, Professor Björn Sandstede, next Thursday October 3 in MONT 214 from 2:00-2:30 pm.

This will be an opportunity to talk to Professor Sandstede about his initiatives in Diversity, inclusion, and mentoring at Brown University. They are described at http://www.dam.brown.edu/people/sandsted/mentoring.html including his course ( http://www.dam.brown.edu/people/sandsted/documents/apma-1910.pdf) on Race and Gender in the Scientific Community.

**April 19th 2019 Mathematics Distinguished Lecture**

We are pleased to announce that Jill Pipher, president of the AWM and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, will deliver the inaugural UConn Mathematics Distinguished Lecture on Friday, April 19th at 3:30pm in the Schenker Lecture Hall.

Title: Mathematical Ideas in Public Key Cryptography.

Abstract: This lecture will provide some historical background on the subject of private and public key, encryption and explain some of the ideas involved in several different encryption systems. Particular attention will be focused on lattiice-based encryption schemes such as NTRU, an efficient public key system due to Hoffstein, Pipher, and Silverman, first disseminated in1996, which continues to remain secure against the potential speed-ups of quantum computers. In the last couple of years, national agencies and large financial institutions have recognized the urgent need for post-quantum cryptography; NIST has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. We will indicate some of the applications of lattice-based cryptosystems like NTRU to post-quantum computing and to cloud computing on private data.

UConn’s AWM chapter is holding a tea discussion with Prof. J. Pipher, click here for more details!

**February 22nd 2019 Sigma Seminar. **

Title: “What is… An Elliptic Curve?” From Bitcoin to Self-Driving Vehicles.

Abstract: From the title article by Á. Lozano-Robledo and H.B. Daniels (AMS Notices, 2017) to the current “The Ubiquity of Elliptic Curves” by E.H. Goins (AMS Notices, 2019), what is the reason for ‘The unreasonable effectiveness of elliptic curves’? This talk will illustrate the role of elliptic curves, and more generally Algebraic Geometry, in Mathematical Physics, Information Theory and Cryptography, and Machine Learning, presenting some of the speaker’s results and open questions for future research.

We have also organized a tea discussion with Prof. E. Previato, click here to get more details!