The workshop will have the dual objectives of carrying out simultaneous research projects during the conference that result in on-going collaborations and mentoring junior women in mathematics. The conference will bring together established researchers, young faculty, and advanced graduate students.
The conference will highlight and advance the scientific goals and research agendas of women who are active and successful researchers in number theory. At the same time this framework will be used to help create a strong collaboration network for young female researchers coming into the field, connect them with important research directions and expand their network of collaborators and research mentors.
Rather than focusing on disseminating the results of established researchers, the workshop will focus on research projects that will be started during the week of the workshop and have the potential to result in on-going collaboration between the participants.
Prior to the workshop, each participant will be assigned to a working group according to her research interests, and each group will have one or two leaders who will suggest research projects and provide background reading for their groups. At the conference, there will be background lectures for each project, and a good portion of the time will be alloted for the working groups to meet and work on their project. At the end of the week, some members of each research group will describe their group's progress as well as future directions for their work. This is the same format that was used with great success during the WIN and WIN2 workshop held at BIRS in November 2008 and 2011.
The total number of participants is expected to be approximately 40. CIRM provides room and board free of charge for the duration of the workshop. There might be some limited funding for travel.