Fractals

Women in Math Project

directed by Marie A. Vitulli


All names (and dates) are followed by a small icon representing the source site of the biography. Click on the icon next to the person's name to be taken to a biography at that site. Click on Keys to see more information about the source sites.
[ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
| N | O | P-Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X-Y-Z ]

A

  • Abramova, Bella   [Wikipedia]
  • Aganice (circa 1878 BCE)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Afanasyeva, Tatyana (1876 - 1964)   [Wikipedia]
  • Agnesi, Maria Gaetana (1718 - 1799)   [4000 Years of Women in 
Science]     [Agnes College]     [Women in Mathematics]     [Wikipedia]
  • Allen, Florence Eliza (c. 1876 - 1960)   [Agnes College]
  • Andrews, Annie Dale Biddle (1885 - 1940)   [Agnes College]
  • Ardinghelli, Maria Angela (1728 - 1825)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Ayrton, Hertha Marks (1854 - 1923)   [Agnes College]    [4000 Years of Women in 
Science]

  • B

  • Bacon, Clara Latimer (1866 - 1948)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Ball, Deborah Loewenberg   [AWM Website]
  • Barbapiccola (middle ages)   [4000 Years of Women in
Science]
  • Bareis, Grace M. (1875 - 1962)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Bari, Nina Karlovna (1901 - 1961)   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Bari, Ruth Aaronsom (1917 - 2005 )   [Agnes 
Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Barnes, Mabel Schmeiser (1905 - 1993 )   [Agnes 
Scott College]
  • Barnum, Charlotte (1860-1934)   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Baxter, Agnes (1870 - 1917)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Barrett, Lida (1927 - )   [Agnes 
Scott College]
  • Beaver, Olga   [AWM Website]
  • Bellow, Alexandra (1935 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [AWM Website]    [Wikipedia]
  • Benedict, Suzan Rose (1873 - 1942)   [Agnes College]
  • Bennett, Elizabeth R. (1880 - 1972)   [Agnes College]
  • Bernstein, Dorothy Lewis (1914 - 1988)   [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Bertozzi, Andrea (1965 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • Birman, Joan S. (1927 - )   [Agnes College]     [AWM Website]    [Wikipedia]
  • Blanch, Gertrude (1898 - 1996)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Blum, Lenore S. (1943 - )   [Agnes Scott College]    [AWM Website]    [Wikipedia]
  • Boole, Mary Everest (1832-1916) [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Borok, Valentina Mikhailovna (1931 - 2004)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Borromeo, Celia Grillo (1684 - 1777)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]     [Wikipedia]
  • Bozeman, Sylvia Trimble (1947 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • Browne, Marjorie Lee (1914 - 1979)   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Burns, Josephine E. (1887 - 1969)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Burns, Marilyn   [AWM Website]
  • C

  • Callahan, Jacquie   [AWM Website]
  • Cartwright, Mary Lucy (1900 - 1998)   [MacTutor]     [AMS]     [Wikipedia]
  • Castelnuovo, Emma (1913 - 2014)   [MacTutor]
  • Chang, Rosemary S.   [AWM Website]
  • Chang, Sun-Yung Alice S. (1948 - )   [AWM Website]     [American Mathematical Society]     [MacTutor]
  • Chapman, Sharon   [AWM Website]
  • Chatelet, Emilie du (1706-1749)   [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Chinn, Phyllis Z.   [AWM Website]
  • Chisolm Young, Grace   [MacTutor]
  • Choquet-Bruhat, Yvonne (1923- )   [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Chung, Fan (1949 - )   [Agnes College]     [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Cinquini-Cibrario, Maria (1905-1992)   [Agnes College]
  • Cohen-Corwin, Amy   [Wikipedia]
  • Cox, Gertrude Mary (1900-1978)   [Agnes College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Cummings, Louise Duffield (1870-1947)   [Agnes College]
  • Cunningham, Susan Jane (1842-1921)   [Agnes College]
  • D

  • Daubechies, Ingrid (1954 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • David, Florence Nightingale (1909-1993)   [Agnes College]   
  • DeWitt-Morette, Cécile (1922 - )   [Wikipedia]     [Senior Women Web]
  • Dickerman, Elizabeth (1872 - 1954)   [Agnes
College]
  • Dickinson, Alice (1921 - 1987)   [AWM Logo]
  • Dolciani, Mary (1923 - 1985)   [Wikipedia]
  • Douglas, Sarah Ann (1944 -  )   [Women in Math Project]
  • Driscoll, Agnes Meyer (1889 - 1971)   [Agnes
College]
  • Dumitriu, Ioana (1976 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • E

  • En Hedu'Anna (circa 2354 BCE)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Epp, Susanna S.   [AWM Website]
  • F

  • Falconer, Etta Zuber (1933 - 2002)   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Fasenmyer, Sister Mary Celine (1906 - 1996 )   [Agnes 
College]
  • Fenchel, Kate (1905 - 1983 )  [Agnes 
College]
  • Ferrand, Jacqueline (1918 - )  [Agnes College]
  • Ferrini-Mundy, Joan   [AWM Website]
  • Fitch, Annie MacKinnon (1868 - 1940)   [Agnes College]
  • Fenchel, Kate (1905 - 1983)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Flugge-Lotz, Irmgard (1903 - 1974)   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]
  • Fisher, Naomi   [AWM Website]
  • Focke, Anne Bosworth (1868 - 1907 )   [Agnes College]
  • Fonseca, Irene (1956 - )   [Agnes College]
  • Freitag, Herta Taussig (1908 - 2000)   [MacTutor]
  • G

  • Geiringer von Mises, Hilda (1893-1973)   [Agnes College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Gentry, Ruth (1862-1917)   [Agnes College]
  • Germain, Sophie (1776-1831)   [Agnes College]     [4000 Years of Women in Science]     [Women in Mathematics]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Gilmer, Gloria   [Agnes College]
  • Goldin, Rebecca   [AWM Website]
  • Gonzalez, Ruth   [AWM Website]
  • Gordon, Carolyn S.   [Women in Math Project]     [Wikipedia]
  • Granville, Evelyn Boyd (1924 - )   [Agnes College]     [4000 Years of Women in
Science]     [Wikipedia]
  • Gray, Mary (1939 - )   [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • H

  • Hagood, Margaret Jarman (1935-1989)   [Agnes
College]
  • Hay, Louise (1935-1989)   [Agnes College]     [MacTutor]
  • Hayes, Ellen Armanda (1851-1930)   [Agnes
College]
  • Haynes, Nola Anderson (1897-1996 )   [Agnes College]
  • Haynes, Euphemia Lofton (1890-1980)  [American Mathematical Society]    
  • Hazlett, Olive Clio (1890-1974)   [Agnes College]
  • Hennel, Cora Barbara (1886-1947)   [Agnes College]
  • Herschel, Caroline (1750-1848)   [Agnes College]
  • Hewitt, Gloria (1935-)   [Agnes College]
  • Hopper, Grace Brewster Murray (1906-1992)   [Agnes College]     [4000 Years of Women
in Science]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Horton, Goldie Prentis (1887-1972)   [Agnes
College]
  • Huggins, Margaret Murray (1848 - 1916)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Hughes-Hallett, Deborah   [AWM Website]    [Wikipedia]
  • Hunt, Fern Y. (1948- )  [American Mathematical Society]     [AWM Website]    [Wikipedia]
  • Hutchinson, Joan P. (1945- )  [Wikipedia]
  • Hypatia (c. 370 - 415)   [4000 Years of Women
in Science]     [Agnes College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • I

    J

  • Janovskaja, Sof'ja Aleksandrovna (1896 - 1966)   [Agnes Scott College]    [MacTutor]
  • Jeffrey, Lisa   [Wikipedia]
  • Jitomirskaya, Svetalana (1966 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]
  • K

  • Karp, Carol (1926-1972)   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Katok, Svetlana (1947 - )   [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Keen, Linda (1940 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Kendall, Claribel (1889-1965)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Kenschaft, Patricia Clark   [AWM Website]
  • Keyfitz, Barbara   [Wikipedia]
  • Kopell, Nancy   [AWM Website]     [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Kovalevskaya, Sofia (1850-1891)   [Agnes Scott College]     [4000 Years of Women 
in Science]     [Women 
in Mathematics]     [Wikipedia]
  • Kramer, Edna E.(1902-1984)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Krieger, Cecilia (1894-1974)   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Kuperberg, Krystyna (1944- )   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]

    L

  • Ladd-Franklin, Christine (1847-1930)   [Agnes College]
  • Ladyzhenskaya, Olga Alexandrovna (1922 - 2004 )   [Agnes College]
  • Lappan, Glenda T.   [AWM Website]
  • Lasser, Edna Kramer (1902 - 1984)   [Agnes College]
  • Layton, Katherine Puckett   [AWM Website]
  • Lasthenia, (ancient Greece)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Lehr, Marguerite (1898-1988)   [Agnes College]
  • Litvinova, Elizaveta Fedorovna (1845-1919)   [Agnes College]
  • Litzinger, Marie (1899-1952)   [Agnes College]
  • Logsdon, Mayme I. (1881-1967)   [Agnes College]
  • Lovelace, Ada Byron (1815-1852)   [Agnes College]     [Create QR]     [Agnes Scott College]     [4000 Years of 
Women in Science]     [Wikipedia]
  • M

  • Macintyre, Sheila Scott (1910-1960)   [Agnes College]
  • MacWilliams, F. Jessie (1917-1990)   [Agnes College]     [AWM Website]
  • Maddison, Ada Isabel (1869-1950)   [Agnes College]
  • Malone-Mayes, Vivienne (1932-1995)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Martin, Emilie Norton (1932 - 1995)   [Agnes College]
  • Maslennikova, Vera Nikoaevna (1926- )   [Agnes
College]
  • McCoy, Dorothy (1903-2001)   [AWM Logo]
  • McDuff,Dusa (1945- )   [Agnes Scott College]     [Women in Math Project]     [AWM Website]    [Wikipedia]
  • Meitner, Lise (1878-1968)   [Planet Science]     [Wikipedia]
  • Merrill, Helen Abbot (1864-1949)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Merrill, Winifred Edgerton (1862-1951)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Metcalf, Ida (Ph.D. 1893)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Mirzakhani, Maryam (1977 - )   [Wikipedia]     [The Guardian]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Montgomery, M. Susan (1943 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • Morawetz, Cathleen (1923 - )   [Agnes Scott College]    [MacTutor]    [AWM Website]     [USA Today]     [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Morette-DeWitt, Cécille   [Senior Women Web]     [Wikipedia]
  • Moufang, Ruth (1905-1977)   [MacTutor]    [Agnes Scott College]

    N

  • Neusel, Mara D. (1964-2014)   [Wikipedia]     [AWM Logo]
  • Neumann, Hanna (1914-1971)   [Agnes College]
  • Nelson, Evelyn M.(1943-1987)   [Agnes College]
  • Neumann, Hanna (1914-1971)   [Agnes College]
  • Newson, Mary Frances Winston (1869-1959)   [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Noether, Emmy (1882-1935)   [Agnes College]     [MacTutor]     [AWM Website]     [4000 Years of Women in Science]     [Wikipedia]
  • Norwood, Janet   [AWM Website]
  • O

  • Ohnmeiss, Donna D.   [American Mathematical Society]
  • Oleinik, Olga Arsen'enva (1925- ) [Agnes Scott College]     [AWM Website]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Ollerenshaw, Dame Kathleen Timpson (1912 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Orshansky, Mollie (1915 - 2006 )   [MacTutor]
  • Owens, Helen Brewster (1881-1968)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • P - Q

  • Palmie, Anna Helene (1863 - 1946) [Agnes Scott College]
  • Parimala, Raman May (1948 - )   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna   [AWM Website]
  • Peirce, Leona May (1863 - 1954)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Pengra, Charlotte Elvira (1875 - 1916)   [Agnes
College]
  • Perrin-Riou, Bernadette (1955 - )   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Péter, Rózsa (1905 - 1977)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Piccard, Sophie (1904 - 1990)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Piscopia, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro (1646 - 1684)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Pipher, Jill (1955 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • Pless, Vera (1931 - )   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Pollatsek, Harriet S.   [AWM Website]
  • Porter, Freda (1957 - )   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Praeger, Cheryl (1948 - )   [Agnes Scott College]

    R

  • Radunskaya, Ami   [MAA]
  • Ragsdale, Virginia (1870-1945 )   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Rasiowa, Helena   [MacTutor]
  • Ratner, Marina (1938 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Rees, Mina (1902-1997)   [MacTutor]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Reid, Nancy (1952 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Reinhardt, Anna Barbara   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Reiten, Idun   [Wikipedia]
  • Robinson, Julia Bowman (1919 - 1985)   [AWM Website]     [Notices of AMS]     [Agnes College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Roitman, Judith   [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Rothschild, Linda Preiss (1945 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Roy,Marie-Fronçoise (1950 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • Rudin, Mary Ellin (1924 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • de Ruiz, Kaye A.   [AWM Website]
  • S

  • de Sadofsky, Cora Ratto (1912 - 1981)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Sally, Judith (1937 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Sanderson, Mildred Leonora (1889 - 1914)   [Agnes College]
  • Sargent, Winifred Lydia Caunden (1905 - 1979)   [MacTutor]
  • Scanlon, Jane Cronin   [Agnes Scott College]     [AWM Website]
  • Schafer, Alice Turner (1915 - 2009)   [MacTutor]     [Agnes Scott College]    
  • Schattschneider, Doris (1939 - )   [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Scott, Charlotte Angas (1858-1931)   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Scott, Elizabeth Leonard (1917 - 1988)   [MacTutor]
  • Shields, Linda   [AWM Website]
  • Selden, Annie   [AWM Website]
  • Shure, Patricia D.   [AWM Website]
  • Sibner, Lesley   [Agnes Scott College]     [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Simons, Lao Genevra (1870-1949)   [Agnes College]
  • Simpson, Mary Constance (1901 - )   [MacTutor]
  • Sinclair, Mary Emily(1878-1955)   [Agnes College]
  • Smith, Clara Eliza (1865-1943)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Smith, Karen E. (1965 - )   [MacTutor]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Smith, Martha K.   [AWM Website]
  • Somerville, Mary Fairfax (1780-1872)   [MacTutor]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Sperry, Pauline (1885-1967)   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]     [Wikipedia]
  • Srinivasan, Bhama (1935 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Stanley, Ann   [AWM Website]
  • Steele, Catherine Cassels (1903 - )   [MacTutor]
  • Stephansen, Mary Ann Elizabeth (1872 - 1961)   [MacTutor]
  • Stott, Alicia Boole (1860-1940)   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]
  • Stone, Dorothy Maharam (1917 - 2014)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Swain, Lorna Mary (1891 - 1936)   [Agnes Scott College]     [MacTutor]
  • T

  • Taussky-Todd, Olga (1906 - 1995)   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Taylor, Jean E. (1944 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Tern, Chuu-Lian   [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Terras, Audrey A.   [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Theano (ancient Greece)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]     [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Themista (ancient Greece)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Thomas, M. Carey (18th century)   [4000 Years of Women in Science]
  • Thompson, Virginia   [AWM Website]
  • Tornrose, Mary Kay   [AWM Website]
  • Turner, Bird Margaret (1877 - 1962)   [Agnes College]
  • U

  • Uhlenbeck, Karen (1942 - ) [AWM Website]     [Agnes College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Uraltseva, Nina (1935 - )   [Agnes College]
  • V

  • Velez-Rodriguez, Argelia (1936 - )   [Agnes College]
  • Vitulli, Marie A. (1949 - )   [Women in Math Project]     [AWM Website]     [CSWS Website]
  • Vivian, Roxana Hayward (1871 - 1961 )   [Agnes College]
  • Vogtmann, Karen   [AWM Website]
  • W

  • Walter, Marion (1928 - )   [Wikipedia]     [Women in Math Project]
  • Warfield, Virginia McShane [AWM Website]
  • Wehrheim, Katrin (1974 - )   [Wikipedia]
  • Weiss, Mary Catherine Bishop (1930-1966)   [Agnes
College]
  • Wheeler, Anna Pell (1883-1966) [Agnes Scott College]     [Wikipedia]
  • Wheeler, Mary F. (1931 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Wiegand, Sylvia Young (1945 - )   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Willis, Catherine   [AWM Website]
  • Williams, Grace Alele   [AWM Website]
  • Wood, Melanie (1981 - )   [AWM Website]     [Wikipedia]
  • Wood, Ruth Goulding (1875 - 1935 )   [Agnes College]
  • Wright, Margaret   [AWM Website]     [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]
  • Wu, Sijue (1964 - ) [Agnes College]
  • X-Y-Z

  • Young, Anna Irwin (1873 - 1920)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Young, Grace Chisholm (1868 - 1944)   [Agnes Scott College]
  • Young, Lai-Sang (1952 - )   [AWM Website]     [Agnes Scott College]
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    Quote for Today

    "Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about UNDERSTANDING."

    - William Paul Thurston

    About Our Project

    The Women in Math Project was created in 1997 by Marie A. Vitulli, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. She served on the Executive Committee of the AWM and was chosen as the 2014 Falconer Lecturer at MathFest. In 2017 she was awarded an AWM Service Award. She is the co-author (with Mary E. Flahive) of a pair of studies on first jobs for women PhDs in mathematics. This site provides comprehensive resources and information for and about women in math. The site was chosen as Site of the Day by New Scientist Planet Science and as one of the Digital Dozen sites by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. We hope you find these pages useful.

    In the News

    The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) was awarded a $750,000 NSF ADVANCE Grant entitled Career Advancement for Women through Research-Focused Networks to establish research networks for women by fostering research collaborations at conferences and AWM Workshops. The grant website is contains pages on the various Research Collaboration Networks that have been created or supported as well as information on past and upcoming conferences.