29 Jun 2020

You Need to Know about These Remarkable Women in Mathematics


Katherine Johnson

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Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson was an African-American Mathematician. She is well known for her outstanding contributions to space travel and exploration. 

Dr Eugenia Cheng

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Eugenia Cheng

Eugenia is a mathematician and pianist. They are also a Scientist-in-Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Last but not least, they are an honorary fellow of pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield!

Dr Hannah Fry

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The Telegraph

Hannah researches how we can use maths to forecast the future. She is currently a lecturer at UCL, where she did her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Dr Gladys West

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Inside GNSS

Gladys Mae West is an American mathematician and is often called the “Hidden Figure” behind the GPS system used in maps and navigation today.

Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician. She was honoured with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics.

Ada Lovelace

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Ada Lovelace was a British mathematician. She is widely considered the first person to write instructions for computer programs in the 1800’s!

Dorothy Vaughan

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Dorothy worked as an American mathematician and computer programmer. She made important contributions to the early years of the US space program when the US was in a race against Russia to reach the moon. She was also the first African American manager at NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics).

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