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Today is the day!: Ada Lovelace

The final female Mathematician profile for now must, of course, be Ada Lovelace. Today is Ada Lovelace Day – a day marked for the celebration of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Born Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace on December , Ada had an interesting start to life. She was the onlyContinue reading “Today is the day!: Ada Lovelace”

1 Day to Go: Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Agnesi is the penultimate female Mathematician. Today’s profile is a short one, because tomorrow there will be plenty – I can’t wait to share with you the podcast, the final female Mathematician profile for now, and some bonus extras! Maria Gaetana Agnesi was born on May in Milan, Italy. Aged she spoke languages (Italian,Continue reading “1 Day to Go: Maria Gaetana Agnesi”

2 Days to Go: Hypatia

Up until now, all the Mathematicians I have discussed have been (fairly) modern. Today I have decided to go all the way back to the century to introduce you to Hypatia, the first female Mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded.  Hypatia’s exact date of birth is unknown but it is believed that she wasContinue reading “2 Days to Go: Hypatia”

3 Days to Go: Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet is another Mathematician I love, largely due to all the fun stories surrounding her life – she seems like quite the character! She is the second French Mathematician included in this countdown which maybe implies I need to broad my horizons a bit though! Émilie was born on December and was theContinue reading “3 Days to Go: Émilie du Châtelet”

4 Days to Go: Philippa Fawcett

The Maths Aftermath podcast was made possible by the support of University of Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics. Therefore today I am going to write about Cambridge’s first famous female Mathematician, Philippa Fawcett. Philippa Garret Fawcett was born on April and had a fairly unnoteworthy childhood. Aged she showed signs of an extraordinary ability in MathematicsContinue reading “4 Days to Go: Philippa Fawcett”

5 Days to Go: Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani is a Mathematician who is discussed in the first episode of The Maths Aftermath, and rightly so. Her life was tragically short, yet she still managed to make substantial contributions to Mathematics, and achieve many “firsts”. Mirzakhani was born on May , in Iran. She competed in the Iranian National Olympiad and wonContinue reading “5 Days to Go: Maryam Mirzakhani”

6 Days to Go: Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson first came to my attention when I watched the film, Hidden Figures. She unfortunately died earlier this year, but I am sure she will remain an inspiration to many for years to come. Born Creola Katherine Coleman on August , Johnson graduated from high school aged and started at West Virginia State. SheContinue reading “6 Days to Go: Katherine Johnson”

7 Days to Go: Sophie Germain

Sophie Germain has long been my favourite Mathematician. I find her stubbornness in practising Mathematics very inspiring and I have also always had a soft spot for Number Theory, which was her main area of work. She also has a fantastic name… Marie-Sophie Germain was born on April in Paris. She first picked up aContinue reading “7 Days to Go: Sophie Germain”

The Maths Aftermath: 1 Week to go

It is with much excitement that I announce the first episode of my podcast, The Maths Aftermath, will be released on October! In each episode I interview a different woman who has recently graduated with a Maths degree about their current careers, and their experiences leading up to this point. It is no coincidence thatContinue reading “The Maths Aftermath: 1 Week to go”