A Snapshot of Early 20th Century Women Mathematicians

Speaker: Kieka Mynhardt

Date: Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Location: Zoom

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific


Over the millennia, from Theano (born c. 546 B.C.), the wife of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras and herself a mathematician, to Maryam Mirzakhani (May 1977 – July 2017), who in 2014 became the first woman to win the Fields medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics, there have been many brilliant female mathematicians working in all areas of math. I will mention a few who were active in the late 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, and discuss the work and impact of one of them in greater depth.​