In March 2016 we celebrated International Women’s Day 2016.
We’ll start with an image that says it all! Thank you Steve Lomax who shared this wonderful response to the task ‘Describe a mathematician’ from Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy.
Some useful references on women in Mathematics:
- From the American Mathematical Society: Women Doing Mathematics. Note there is much information on this site. Women@NASA caught my eye.
- Plus Magazine have shared talks by female mathematicians: Happy International Women’s Day 2016
- The London Mathematical Society is actively addressing the issues facing women in mathematics: Women In Mathematics
- From The Association of Women in Mathematics: Profiles of Women in Mathematics
- European Women In Mathematics
- MIT highlight MIT Women in Mathematics
And for some History
- The excellent St Andrews site has information on female mathematicians
- From Nrich: Women in Mathematics
- From Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, pages to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
- From Wikipedia a list of women in mathematics
- Smithsonian.com: Five Historic Female Mathematicians You Should Know
probably also worth noting that Evelyn Lamb keeps a list of women mathematicians on Twitter here: