About Us


Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether (public domain image)

Named in honor of Emmy Noether and founded in 1991, the Noetherian Ring is an organization of graduate students, postdocs, and professors in the Mathematics Department at the University of California, Berkeley who happen to be women, or somewhere near that on the gender spectrum. See here for its history.

This website includes a list of women in the department and their field of research, resources for doing mathematics, and calendars with Noetherian Ring events and mentoring office hours.

The goal of this group is two-fold. One is to indicate a presence of women in the math department and provide information for students potentially interested in pursuing mathematics. The other is to provide a network for women in the UC Berkeley math department and facilitate Nring activities. Events have included a paint day, dinner for Nring members at the start of the year, brunch during the open house for prospective women grad students, and discussions with women from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and invited female speakers. Past events may be viewed here.

The Noetherian Ring at Berkeley is far from unique. Following a presentation by members of the Berkeley Noetherian Ring at the 1995 AWM Workshop during the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, women at MIT were motivated to form the MIT Noetherian Ring, now called MIT Women in Mathematics. There is also a Noetherian Ring at the University of Connecticut, at The Johns Hopkins University, at Princeton University, as well as Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics at Harvard, Women in Mathematics at Wisconsin, Women in Mathematics at the University of Maryland College Park, and Women in Math at the University of Pennsylvania.

We have received funding from the Graduate Assembly and a generous donation from Microsoft Research, and are partially funded by the math department. If you are interested in donating to the Noetherian Ring, please send us a message. Thank you for reading about us.