Pythagoras, Euler, and G.H. Hardy, if you’re interested in math or if you paid attention in school, chances are you’ve heard of these famous names and may be familiar with their work and accomplishments. But how about Agnesi, Cartwright or Goldwasser? These three names are amongst ten that we’ve selected as a means of highlighting some of the best and brightest female mathematicians of all time; women who unlike their male counterparts, have not always received the same level of recognition even though their achievements and contributions to the world of mathematics are just as important. These women were often groundbreakers, highly determined and very dedicated. They are shining examples of the fact that mathematics is not a “boys only” club, even if at many points in time it’s appeared that way on the surface. Today their work is recognized and appreciated, and they stand as fantastic sources of inspiration for a new generation of students and math enthusiasts – both female and male.
(AD 350 to 370 – 415): Born nearly 17 centuries ago, Hypatia of Alexandria was a brazen, highly intelligent woman who excelled in the fields of science, math and philosophy, which at the time (and for hundreds upon hundreds of years further) were seen squarely as the domain of men. Hypatia’s foremost teacher was her father, Theon Alexandricus, a mathematician and philosopher, who she would later go on to contribute to several mathematical works with. Hypatia herself was a teacher, as well as being the inventor of the hydrometer. Though she forged ahead in a time when women were all but ignored in the realm of mathematics, this bright Greek woman eventually met with a tragic death when her chariot was attacked and she was brutally murdered by a gang of Christians. Though her life was cut short, while she was alive, through her accomplishments, Hypatia was able lay the groundwork for future female pioneers of mathematics.
(December 17, 1706 – September 10, 1749): A woman of many intellectual interests, Émilie was a mathematician, author, and physicist who hailed from France. Born into a well-to-do family, Châtelet was a gifted child with a natural penchant for linguistics. Given her family’s high social status, Émilie was able to receive a degree of education far above the vast majority of French women at the time. Her place in society also put her in a position wherein she was able to mingle with some of the leading minds of her time (such as Voltarie, who would go onto become one of her lovers). In 1740, Châtelet published a book entitled Institutions de Physique, which put forth some of her knowledge regarding both science and philosophy. In her last year of life, Émilie translated Newton’s well-known Principia Mathematica. In her early forties she became pregnant, and though she initially survived the pregnancy, a few days later both she and her newborn child passed away. Émilie was an independent, articulate and highly intelligent woman, who was somehow able to hold down both her role as a leading lady in French high society and as a mathematician, an equation which deserves respect in its own right.visalia property management alliance property management ikea cable management sports management jobs wastw management quality management system ark investment management high output management north american medical management middle creek wildlife management area hawthorne management waste management portland warehouse management system construction management degree scion asset management system for award management anger management movie cast apartment management companies south florida water management district equity property management which resource management task deploys or activates personnel and resources pain management doctors meridian property management enterprise management trainee project management institute project management certificate american management association integrated risk management wilson property management bayview asset management boise property management operations management management music management skills logistics management mfs investment management what is consultancy management tag management bny mellon wealth management anger management (film) alpha property management chamberlain property management solid waste management property management bakersfield vaccination administration management system first eagle investment management risk management jobs management games mynd property management waste management rochester ny program management job description jira service management payment management system administration in management granite state management supply chain management jobs blue frog property management waste management near me charleston management ems management social media management tools identity and access management risk management interventional pain management document management conflict management strategies conflict management human resources management organize management device management management meaning waste management near me north american medical management greystar management staff management | smx nursing management apartment management companies omni property management it management zrs management wire management practice management suncoast property management pioneer property management project management diabetes management conflict management project management definition united property management what is risk management acquiring, storing, and inventorying resources are part of which nims management characteristic? empire management advanced pain management management behaviours types of management styles