Maria Gaetana Agnesi

(Text by Danny Beckers) Maria Gaetana Agnesi (born in Milan, May 16, 1718 – died in Milan, January 9, 1799), famous for her textbook on calculus and her contributions to the discussions in the Milanese salon of her father. Daughter of Pietro Agnesi (1690?-1752), a very wealthy Milanese silk merchant, …

Florence Nightingale, part 2

(Text by Jenneke Krüger) Florence Nightingale was very conscientious in collecting numerical data. Even in the harsh conditions during the Crimean War, she meticulously noted number of patients, causes of deaths and death rates. Data which she used later on to create, with Farr, the famous ‘coxcomb’ diagrams (see Figure …

Karen Uhlenbeck, part 2

(Text by Jenneke Krüger) The BBC named Karen ‘the bubble maths researcher’. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, Uhlenbeck studied a special kind of surfaces and discovered that, when zooming in on these surfaces, the mathematical equivalent to tiny bubbles appeared –therefore Uhlenbeck named this technique ‘bubbling’. In …

Karen Uhlenbeck

(Text by Jenneke Krüger) Karen Uhlenbeck (1942, Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is the eldest of four children; her mother, Carolyn Windeler Keskulla, was an artist and schoolteacher and her father, Arnold Keskulla, was an engineer. The family lived in a rural community; Karen liked (and likes) to spend time outdoors, but …

Start EGMO2019

Today is the start of the EGMO 2019: www.egmo2019.org. The EGMO 2019 is held in the beautiful city of Kyiv, Ukraine Best of luck to all participants there!

Abel prize for Karen Uhlenbeck

Karen Uhlenbeck is the first female mathematician who wins the Abel prize. This prestigious prize is named after the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. The prize is awarded to laureates who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of mathematics. The Abel Committee recognized Uhlenbeck “for her pioneering achievements in …

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