March 8th 2018 is International Women’s Day.
We’ll start with an image I first shared two years ago that I think still 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.
- European Women In Mathematics
- MIT highlight MIT Women in Mathematics
- Follow @womeninmaths the Women in Mathematics Committee of the London Mathematical Society (@LondMathSoc).
And for some History
- The excellent St Andrews site has information on female mathematicians. Look for example at Florence Nightingale, a pioneering statistician. Or Caroline Herschel perhaps less well known than brother William!
- 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
On the subject of Caroline Herschel, are you aware of all the amazing stories of women in space? I highly recommend Libby Jackson’s A Galaxy of Her Own.