Welcome to the site of the project MATEMATИKA

The project МАТЕМАТИКА, through a land of mathematics tells stories of ten Russian women from nine different cities who contribute, directly or indirectly, to the research in mathematics. Each one of them, in her unique way, is engaged into mathematics. Each one of them is our guide of her city.

Russia is a very special place for mathematics, and this project is an attempt to sketch an impression of modern Russian mathematics in many of its different aspects.

The choice of our heroes — them being heroines — reflects our strong will to learn and share the stories of women, their fights and their dreams, to celebrate them, be impressed and inspired.

Context and timeline

In order to put this project in place, two of us, a Russian female mathematician (and interviewer) and a French male photographer, Olga and Bertrand, will travel through Russia from Khabarovsk to Saint Petersburg, in order to meet the heroines of МАТЕМАТИКА. From our discussions and impressions we will create an exhibition and a book.

A trip in itself will take place in Summer of 2021.

The exhibition will be premiered at the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)² on the 5th July 2022. This meeting is a satellite event of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM2022) that will take place in Saint Petersburg.

This project is a joint project of the non-profit organisation Wandering Mathematics (Mathématiques Vagabondes) based in France and of the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union.

The website

The final version of this site will be presented on the 5th July 2022. It will contain the full transcripts of the interviews with all ten heroines. For now, discover the news section of the site! It contains additional materials such as photographs, making off pictures and texts, and various announcements. The blog section will be continuously updated. The materials of the final version of the site will be available in English and Russian.