List of women in mathematics

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This is a list of women who have made noteworthy contributions to or achievements in mathematics.[1][2][3] These include mathematical research, mathematics education,[1]:xii the history and philosophy of mathematics, public outreach, and mathematics contests.

A

Maria Gaetana Agnesi wrote one of the first calculus textbooks in 1748. She was offered a professorship by the Bologna Academy of Sciences, making her the first female mathematics professor since antiquity, but it is unknown whether she accepted.[4]
  • Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876–1964), Russian–Dutch researcher in statistical mechanics, randomness, and geometry education
  • Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718–1799), Italian mathematician and philosopher, possibly the first female mathematics professor
  • Ilka Agricola (1973–), German expert on differential geometry and its applications in mathematical physics
  • Dorit Aharonov (1970–), Israeli specialist in quantum computing
  • Beatrice Aitchison (1908–1997), American topologist who became a transportation economist in the US civil service
  • Lara Alcock, British mathematics educator and author
  • Grace Alele-Williams (1932–), first woman to lead a Nigerian university
  • Stephanie B. Alexander, American differential geometer
  • Florence Eliza Allen (1876–1960), second female and fourth overall mathematics PhD from the University of Wisconsin
  • Linda J. S. Allen, American mathematician and mathematical biologist
  • Elizabeth S. Allman, American mathematical biologist
  • Ann S. Almgren, American applied mathematician who works on computational simulations of supernovae and white dwarfs
  • Melania Alvarez, Mexican–Canadian mathematics educator, organizer of summer mathematics camps for indigenous students
  • Yvette Amice (1936–1993), French expert on p-adic analysis who became president of the French mathematical society
  • T. A. Sarasvati Amma (1918–2000), Historian of ancient Indian mathematics
  • Astrid an Huef, New Zealand expert on functional analysis, president of New Zealand Mathematical Society
  • Nalini Anantharaman (1976–), French mathematical physicist, winner of the Henri Poincaré Prize
  • Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (1885–1940), algebraic geometer, first female PhD from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Grace Andrews (mathematician) (1869–1951), one of only two women listed in the first edition of American Men of Science
  • Kathleen Antonelli (1921–2006), Irish–American programmer of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer
  • Carolina Araujo, Brazilian algebraic geometer
  • Maria Angela Ardinghelli (1730–1825), Italian translator of Stephen Hales, mathematician, physicist and noble
  • Sandra Arlinghaus, founder of the Institute of Mathematical Geography
  • Marie-Claude Arnaud, French expert in dynamical systems
  • Elayne Arrington, American aerospace engineer, expert on Soviet aircraft
  • Natascha Artin Brunswick (1909–2003), German–American mathematician, photographer, and journal editor
  • Winifred Asprey (1917–2007), helped establish the first computer science lab at Vassar
  • Michèle Audin (1954- ), French researcher in symplectic geometry
  • Tamara Awerbuch-Friedlander, American biomathematician and public health scientist
  • Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923), English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor, winner of the Hughes Medal

B

Alexandra Bellow (b. 1935) has contributed to ergodic theory, probability and analysis.
  • Wealthy Babcock (1895–1990), American mathematician, namesake of Kansas University mathematics library
  • Hajer Bahouri, Franco-Tunisian mathematician interested in partial differential equations
  • Rose Baker, British physicist, mathematician, and statistician
  • Viviane Baladi (1963– ), Swiss-French expert on dynamical systems
  • Jennifer Balakrishnan, American number theorist who solved the "cursed curve"
  • Deborah Loewenberg Ball, American mathematics education researcher
  • Hélène Barcelo (1954– ), mathematician from Québec, editor-in-chief of Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A
  • Grace Marie Bareis (1875–1962), American group theorist, first mathematics Ph.D. at Ohio State, and founding member of the MAA
  • Nina Bari (1901–1961), Soviet mathematician known for her work on trigonometric series
  • Ruth Aaronson Bari (1917–2005), American mathematician known for her work in graph theory and homomorphisms
  • Mildred Barnard (1908–2000), Australian biometrician, mathematician and statistician
  • Janet Barnett, American mathematician known for integrating the history of mathematics into her teaching
  • Ida Barney (1886–1982), American mathematics professor and astronomer
  • Charlotte Barnum (1860–1934), mathematician and social activist, first female mathematics PhD from Yale
  • Lida Barrett (1927– ), second female president of the MAA
  • Jean Bartik (1924–2011), one of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer
  • Estelle Basor, American mathematician interested in operator theory and the theory of random matrices
  • Grace Bates (1914–1996), one of few women in the United States to be granted a PhD in mathematics in the 1940s
  • Patricia E. Bauman, studies the mathematics of liquid crystals and superconductors
  • Agnes Sime Baxter (1870–1917), second Canadian and fourth North American woman to earn a mathematics PhD
  • Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (1951– ), Hungarian-Swiss mathematician, proved Serre's conjecture on Galois cohomology of classical groups
  • May Beenken (1901–1988), American mathematician
  • Alexandra Bellow (1935– ), Romanian researcher in ergodic theory, probability and analysis
  • Margherita Piazzola Beloch (1879–1976), Italian researcher in algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and photogrammetry
  • Suzan Rose Benedict (1873–1942), first woman to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan
  • Georgia Benkart, American expert on Lie algebras
  • Sylvie Benzoni, French expert in fluid dynamics and partial differential equations, director of the Institut Henri Poincaré
  • Bonnie Berger, American mathematician and computer scientist, researcher in computational molecular biology
  • Marsha Berger (1953– ), American researcher in numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and parallel computing
  • Nicole Berline (1944– ), French researcher on index theory of elliptic differential operators
  • Natalia Berloff, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge
  • Christine Bernardi (1955–2018), French expert on numerical analysis of partial differential equations
  • Dorothy Lewis Bernstein (1914–1988), applied mathematician, first female president of the MAA
  • Valérie Berthé (1968– ), French researcher in symbolic dynamics, combinatorics on words, and discrete geometry
  • Andrea Bertozzi (1965– ), American researcher in partial differential equations, studies mathematics of urban crime
  • Vasanti N. Bhat-Nayak (1938–2009), professor of combinatorics and head of mathematics at the University of Mumbai
  • Ushadevi Bhosle (1949–), Indian expert on vector bundles
  • Miggy Biller, British mathematician and mathematics educator
  • Sara Billey (1968– ), American algebraic combinatorialist
  • Joan Birman (1927– ), American braid and knot theorist
  • Gertrude Blanch (1897–1996), American numerical analyst
  • Lenore Blum (1942– ), distinguished professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jo Boaler, British–American promoter of mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms
  • Mary L. Boas (1917–2010), author of Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
  • Graciela Boente, Argentine mathematical statistician known for her research in robust statistics
  • Natashia Boland (1967–), Australian mathematician and operations researcher
  • Aline Bonami, French mathematical analyst, president of the Société mathématique de France
  • Alicia Boole Stott (1860–1940), Irish–English four-dimensional geometer
  • Mary Everest Boole (1832–1916), self-taught author of didactic works on mathematics
  • Liliana Borcea, Romanian–American applied mathematician, expert on wave propagation
  • Valentina Borok (1931–2004), Soviet Ukrainian mathematician who studied partial differential equations
  • Celia Grillo Borromeo (1684–1777), Genovese mathematician and scientist, discovered Clélie curve
  • Maria Fernanda Botelho, Portuguese–American functional analyst
  • Mireille Bousquet-Mélou (1967– ), French combinatorialist
  • Sylvia Bozeman (1947– ), African-American mathematician and academic administrator
  • Lillian K. Bradley (1921– ), first African–American woman to earn a doctorate in any subject at the University of Texas
  • Dorothy Brady (1903–1977), American mathematician and economist
  • Bodil Branner, founder of European Women in Mathematics, chair of the Danish Mathematical Society
  • Hel Braun (1914–1986), German number theorist
  • Marilyn Breen, American geometer
  • Susanne Brenner, expert in the numerical solution of differential equations
  • Kathrin Bringmann (1977– ), German number theorist, expert on mock theta functions, winner of SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
  • Barbara M. Brizuela, American researcher on mathematics education in early childhood and elementary school
  • Anne Broadbent, Canadian researcher on quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information
  • Lia Bronsard (1963–), Canadian expert on interface dynamics, president of Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Susan Brown, English fluid mechanics researcher, possibly first female applied mathematics professor in UK
  • Marjorie Lee Browne (1914–1979), one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics
  • Sophie Bryant (1850–1922), Anglo-Irish mathematician, educator, feminist and activist
  • Annalisa Buffa (1973– ), Italian specialist in numerical analysis for partial differential equations
  • Regina S. Burachik, Argentine–Australian researcher in convex analysis, functional analysis and non-smooth analysis
  • Leone Burton (1936–2007), British researcher in ethnomathematics, founded book series on women in mathematics
  • Ida Busbridge (1908–1988), studied integral equations and radiative transfer, first female mathematics fellow at Oxford
  • Margaret K. Butler (1924–2013), computer programmer, director of the National Energy Software Center at Argonne

C

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is a leading authority on general relativity and is known for existence results in a variety of physical theories. In 1984 she made an influential study of supergravity.
  • Angelina Cabras (1898–?), Italian mathematician, physicist, and theoretical mechanics professor
  • Maria-Carme Calderer, Spanish–American researcher in applied mathematics
  • Nora Calderwood (1896–1985), Scottish mathematician, namesake of Birmingham University's Calderwood Prize
  • Erika Tatiana Camacho (1974– ), Mexican-American mathematical biologist
  • Sunčica Čanić, Croatian–American expert in modeling the cardiovascular system and devices for treating it
  • Ana Cannas da Silva (1968– ), Portuguese mathematician specializing in symplectic geometry and geometric topology
  • Lucia Caporaso, Italian algebraic geometer
  • Ana Caraiani, Romanian–American IMO medalist, Putnam fellow, expert in algebraic number theory and the Langlands program
  • Sally Elizabeth Carlson, first woman to obtain a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Minnesota
  • Mary Cartwright (1900–1998), British mathematician, one of the first to analyze a dynamical system with chaos
  • María Andrea Casamayor (1700–1780), only 18th century Spanish scientist whose work is still extant
  • Bettye Anne Case, American mathematician and historian of mathematics
  • Emma Castelnuovo (1913–2014), Italian mathematics educator and textbook author
  • Beatrice Mabel Cave-Browne-Cave (1874–1947), English pioneer in the mathematics of aeronautics
  • Frances Cave-Browne-Cave (1876–1965), English mathematician and computer, taught at Girton College, Cambridge
  • Anny Cazenave, French space geodesist, pioneer in satellite altimetry
  • Zoia Ceaușescu (1949–2006), Romanian functional analyst, daughter of Communist leader
  • Sue Chandler, author of English secondary-school mathematics textbooks
  • Sun-Yung Alice Chang (1948– ), Chinese–American mathematical analyst, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • Josephine Chanler (1906–1992), American mathematician
  • Mei-Chu Chang, Taiwanese–American expert in algebraic geometry and combinatorial number theory
  • Vyjayanthi Chari, Indian–American expert in quantum algebra
  • Ruth Charney, American expert on geometric group theory and Artin groups, president of AWM
  • Marie Charpentier (1903–1994), first woman to earn a doctorate in pure mathematics in France and second to obtain a faculty position there
  • Émilie du Châtelet (1706–1749), French translator and commentator of Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica
  • Zoé Chatzidakis, French researcher in model theory and differential algebra
  • Jennifer Tour Chayes (1956– ), expert on phase transitions in networks, founder of the theory group at Microsoft Research
  • Karine Chemla (1958– ), French historian of Chinese mathematics
  • Margaret Cheney, American expert on inverse problems
  • Miranda Cheng, Taiwanese–Dutch mathematician and theoretical physicist, formulated umbral moonshine
  • Eugenia Cheng, English category theorist and pianist, uses analogies with food and baking to teach mathematics to non-mathematicians
  • Graciela Chichilnisky (1944– ), Argentine–American mathematical economist and authority on climate change
  • Phyllis Chinn (1941– ), American graph theorist and historian of mathematics
  • Grace Chisholm Young (1868–1944), English mathematician, first woman to receive a German doctorate
  • YoungJu Choie, Korean number theorist
  • Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (1923– ), French mathematician and physicist, first woman elected to the French Academy
  • Maria Chudnovsky (1977– ), Israeli–American graph theorist, MacArthur Fellow
  • Fan Chung (1949– ), Taiwanese–American researcher in random graphs
  • Julia Chuzhoy, Israeli expert in approximation algorithms and graph minor theory
  • Mónica Clapp, Mexican researcher in nonlinear partial differential equations and algebraic topology
  • Joan Clarke (1917–1996), English code-breaker at Bletchley Park, numismatist
  • Jeanne N. Clelland, American expert on differential geometry and its applications to differential equations
  • Anne Cobbe, British algebraist
  • Doris Cohen, American mathematician, first female author in the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Marion Cohen (1943– ), American poet and mathematician, teaches the relationship between art and mathematics
  • Miriam Cohen (1941– ), Israeli researcher in Hopf algebras, quantum groups and non-commutative rings
  • Amy Cohen-Corwin, American expert in the Korteweg–de Vries equation and cubic Schrödinger equation
  • Alina Carmen Cojocaru, Romanian number theorist
  • Coralie Colmez, French writer on legal mathematics
  • Pamela Cook, American expert in fluid dynamics, president of SIAM
  • Frances Cope (1902–1983), American researcher on differential equations, namesake of the Thorndike nomogram
  • Minerva Cordero, Puerto Rican expert on finite geometry
  • Sylvie Corteel, French combinatorialist, editor-in-chief of Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A
  • Elizabeth Buchanan Cowley (1874–1945), American mathematician, advocated high school teaching of solid geometry
  • Annalisa Crannell, American expert on water waves and geometric perspective
  • Marie Crous, 17th century mathematician who introduced the decimal system to France
  • Marianna Csörnyei (1975– ), Hungarian researcher in real analysis, geometric measure theory, and functional analysis
  • Helen F. Cullen (1919–2007), American topologist
  • Louise Duffield Cummings (1870–1947), Canadian–American expert on Steiner triple systems
  • Susan Jane Cunningham (1842–1921), founded the mathematics and astronomy departments at Swarthmore College
  • Ruth F. Curtain (1941– ), Australian-Dutch expert in infinite-dimensional linear systems

D

  • Donatella Danielli, Italian–American specialist in partial differential equations
  • Christine Darden (1942– ), American aeronautical engineer who researches sonic booms
  • Geraldine Claudette Darden (1936– ), one of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics
  • Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Greek–American differential geometer
  • Ingrid Daubechies (1954– ), Belgian physicist and mathematician, known for wavelets
  • Chantal David, Canadian analytic number theorist and arithmetic statistician
  • Ineke De Moortel, Belgian mathematician who studies the sun's corona; president of Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Valeria de Paiva, Brazilian researcher in categorical logic
  • Lisette de Pillis, American researcher on the mathematics of cancer growth
  • Daniela De Silva, Italian mathematician known for her expertise in partial differential equations
  • Winifred Margaret Deans (1901–1990), British translator of German mathematics and physics texts into English
  • Mary Deconge (1933– ), one of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics
  • Huguette Delavault (1924–2003), French mathematical physicist, activist for women in mathematics
  • Ermelinda DeLaViña, Hispanic American graph theorist
  • Laura DeMarco, American researcher in dynamical systems and complex analysis
  • Shakuntala Devi (1939–2013), Indian child prodigy, writer, and mental calculator
  • Cécile DeWitt-Morette (1922– ), French founder of l'École de physique des Houches
  • Auguste Dick (1910–1993), Austrian historian of mathematics and biographer of Emmy Noether
  • Alicia Dickenstein (1955– ), Argentine algebraic geometer, vice-president of the International Mathematical Union
  • Caren Diefenderfer (1952–2017), American mathematician, president of National Numeracy Network
  • Ada Dietz (1882–1950), American weaver who used algebraic expressions to design textiles
  • Irit Dinur, Israeli researcher in probabilistically checkable proofs and hardness of approximation
  • Mary P. Dolciani (1923–1985), developed modern method for teaching high school algebra in the United States
  • Yvonne Dold-Samplonius (1937–2014), Dutch historian of Islamic mathematics
  • Suzanne Dorée, American group theorist and mathematics educator
  • Yael Dowker (1919– ), Israeli researcher in measure theory and ergodic theory
  • Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889–1971), American cryptanalyst during both World War I and World War II
  • Cornelia Druțu, Romanian mathematician, won Whitehead Prize for research in geometric group theory
  • Marie-Louise Dubreil-Jacotin (1905–1972), first woman full professor of mathematics in France, expert in fluid mechanics and abstract algebra
  • Moon Duchin, American expert in geometric topology, geometric group theory, and Teichmüller theory
  • Ioana Dumitriu (1976– ), Romanian–American numerical analyst
  • Nira Dyn, Israeli expert on subdivision surfaces

E

  • Annie Easley (1933–2011), African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist
  • Sheila May Edmonds (1916–2002), British mathematician, Vice-Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge
  • Mary Edwards (c. 1750–1815), human computer for the British Nautical Almanac
  • Constance van Eeden (1927–), Dutch nonparameteric statistician who contributed to the development of statistics in Canada
  • Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest (1905–1984), Dutch researcher in combinatorics and graph theory
  • Andrée Ehresmann, French category theorist
  • Thyra Eibe (1866–1955), first woman to earn a mathematics degree from the University of Copenhagen, translator of Euclid
  • Carolyn Eisele (1902–2000), American mathematician, historian of mathematics, expert on Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Kirsten Eisenträger, German–American researcher in computational number theory
  • Nicole El Karoui (1944– ), Tunisian–French pioneer in mathematical finance
  • Jo Ellis-Monaghan, American mathematician interested in graph polynomials and topological graph theory
  • Susanna S. Epp, American researcher in discrete mathematics and mathematical logic
  • Karin Erdmann (1948– ), German researcher in modular representation theory and homological algebra
  • Anna Erschler (1977– ), Russian–French expert on random walks on groups
  • Hélène Esnault (1953– ), French algebraic geometer, winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
  • Maria J. Esteban (1956– ), Basque-French applied mathematician, president of International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Alison Etheridge FRS (1964–), English researcher in theoretical population genetics and mathematical ecology

F

Philippa Fawcett gained international fame when she obtained the top score on the 1890 Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge.
  • Vera Faddeeva (1906–1983), Russian expert on numerical linear algebra
  • Fariba Fahroo, Persian-American expert in pseudospectral optimal control, winner of AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
  • Etta Zuber Falconer (1933–2002), one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
  • Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla, Colombian and Italian mathematics educator
  • Marie Farge (1953– ), French mathematician and physicist known for her research on wavelets and turbulence in fluid mechanics
  • Mary Celine Fasenmyer (1906–1996), Catholic nun whose research on hypergeometric functions prefigured WZ theory
  • Lisa Fauci, American applied mathematician who applies computational fluid dynamics to biological processes
  • Philippa Fawcett (1868–1948), English educationalist, first woman to obtain the top score in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos
  • Joan Feigenbaum (1958– ), theoretical computer scientist, co-inventor of trust management
  • Genevieve Grotjan Feinstein (1912–2006), helped decipher Japanese Purple cryptography, worked on Venona counter-intelligence
  • Käte Fenchel (1905–1983), Jewish German researcher on non-abelian groups
  • Elizabeth Fennema (1928– ), researched attitudes of young women towards mathematics and their classroom interactions
  • Anuška Ferligoj, Slovenian mathematical sociologist and researcher in network analysis
  • Jacqueline Ferrand (1918–2014), French researcher on conformal representation theory, potential theory, and Riemannian manifolds
  • Antonia Ferrín Moreiras (1914–2009), Spanish mathematician and first Galician woman astronomer
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, American researcher in mathematics education
  • Irene Fischer (1907–2009), Austrian–American geodecist for Mercury and Apollo spaceflights, member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Mary Flahive, American mathematician, author of books on difference equations and diophantine approximation
  • Sarah Flannery (1982– ), winner of the EU Young Scientist of the Year Award for her teenage research on cryptography
  • Erica Flapan, American researcher in low-dimensional topology and knot theory
  • Irmgard Flügge-Lotz (1903–1974), German aerodynamics researcher, first female engineering professor at Stanford
  • Irene Fonseca (1956– ), Portuguese–American director of the Center for Nonlinear Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Phyllis Fox (1923– ), American mathematician and computer scientist, collaborator on the first LISP interpreter
  • Marguerite Frank (1927– ), French–American pioneer in convex optimization theory and mathematical programming
  • Hélène Frankowska, Polish–French control theorist and set-valued analyst
  • Ailana Fraser, Canadian researcher on geometric analysis and the theory of minimal surfaces
  • Haya Freedman (1923–2005), Israeli–British mathematician who studied the Tamari lattice and ring theory
  • Herta Freitag (1908–2000), Austrian–American expert on Fibonacci numbers
  • Susan Friedlander (1946– ), English–American researcher in fluid dynamics, first female editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the AMS
  • Charlotte Froese Fischer (1929– ), Canadian–American expert on atomic-structure calculations who predicted negative calcium ions
  • Hannah Fry (1984- ), English complex systems theorist and public speaker

G

These planar shapes with the same spectrum, discovered in part by Carolyn S. Gordon, gave a negative answer to the old question "Can you hear the shape of a drum?"
The Gray graph, the smallest cubic semi-symmetric graph, was discovered by Marion Gray while she was working at AT&T.
  • Isabelle Gallagher (1973– ), French researcher in partial differential equations
  • Irene M. Gamba, Argentine–American applied mathematician
  • Svetlana Gannushkina (1942–), Russian mathematician and human rights activist
  • Nina Gantert, Swiss and German probability theorist
  • Mary Cleophas Garvin (1899–1990), American mathematician
  • Hilda Geiringer (1893–1973), Austrian researcher on Fourier series, statistics, probability, and plasticity, refugee from Nazi Germany
  • Anne Gelb, American mathematician interested in numerical analysis, partial differential equations, and Fourier analysis of images
  • Ruth Gentry (1862–1917), American geometer
  • Maria-Pia Geppert (1907–1997), German mathematician and biostatistician who founded the Biometrical Journal
  • Sophie Germain (1776–1831), French number theorist, physicist, and philosopher, correspondent of Gauss
  • Marie Gernet (1865–1924), first German woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics
  • Irène Gijbels, Belgian mathematical statistician and expert in nonparametric statistics
  • Anna C. Gilbert, American expert in streaming algorithms and matching pursuit
  • Jane Piore Gilman, topologist and group theorist, distinguished professor of mathematics at Rutgers University
  • Gloria Ford Gilmer, American ethnomathematician
  • Josephine Burns Glasgow (1887–1969), American group theorist, active in American Association of University Women
  • Heide Gluesing-Luerssen, German mathematician specializing in algebraic coding theory
  • Julia Gog, English mathematical biologist, uses mathematics to study the spread of infectious diseases
  • Bonnie Gold, American mathematician, mathematical logician, philosopher of mathematics, and mathematics educator
  • Lisa Goldberg, American mathematical finance scholar and statistician
  • Rebecca Goldin, American expert in symplectic geometry
  • Catherine Goldstein (1958–), French number theorist and historian of mathematics
  • Shafi Goldwasser (1958– ), American-born Israeli theoretical cryptographer
  • Sherry Gong, second American gold medal winner at International Mathematical Olympiad
  • Enriqueta González Baz (1915–2002), first woman to earn a mathematics degree in Mexico, founder of the Mexican Mathematical Society
  • Maria Gordina, Russian–American mathematical analyst
  • Carolyn S. Gordon, isospectral geometer who proved that you can't hear the shape of a drum
  • Mary de Lellis Gough (1892–1983), American mathematician
  • Alice Bache Gould (1858–1953), American mathematician and historian
  • Gene Grabeel (1920–2015), American mathematician and cryptanalyst who founded the Venona project
  • Judith Grabiner (1938), American historian of 18th and 19th century mathematics
  • Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924– ), one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
  • Antonella Grassi, mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry and string theory
  • Marion Cameron Gray (1902–1979), Scottish telephone engineer, discoverer of the Gray graph
  • Mary W. Gray (1939– ), author on mathematics, mathematics education, economic equity, discrimination law, and academic freedom
  • Judy Green, logician and historian of women in mathematics
  • Anne Greenbaum, American expert in theoretical and numerical linear algebra
  • Catherine Greenhill, Australian graph theorist
  • Cindy Greenwood, Canadian statistician, winner of Krieger–Nelson Prize
  • Ruth Gregory, British mathematical physicist specializing in general relativity and cosmology
  • Margaret Greig (1922–1999), English applied mathematician, developed theory for worsted spinning
  • Lois Wilfred Griffiths (1899–1981), American expert on polygonal numbers
  • Elisenda Grigsby, American low-dimensional topologist
  • Margaret Grimshaw (1905–1990), English mathematician at Cambridge and author on Hilbert spaces
  • Birgit Grodal (1943–2004), Danish mathematical economist, studied atomless economies
  • Edna Grossman, German-born American designer of the Data Encryption Standard and of the slide attack in cryptography
  • Helen G. Grundman, American number theorist
  • Weiqing Gu, Chinese–American researcher on differential geometry and the mathematics of cancer growth
  • Laura Guggenbühl (1901–1985), American mathematician known for her work in triangle geometry and the history of mathematics
  • Colette Guillopé, French researcher in partial differential equations and fluid dynamics, former president of femmes et mathématiques
  • Alice Guionnet, French probability theorist
  • Geneviève Guitel, French mathematician who studied natural-language numbering systems
  • Kanta Gupta, Indian–Canadian researcher on abstract algebra and group theory
  • Neena Gupta, Indian mathematician who solved the Zariski cancellation problem

H

Ancient Greek Egyptian mathematician Hypatia was the subject of many literary interpretations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here, she is portrayed by Marie Spartali in an 1867 photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron.
  • Ruth Haas, American mathematician known for mentorship of other women mathematicians
  • Dörte Haftendorn, German mathematician, mathematics educator, and textbook author
  • Kari Hag (1941– ), Norwegian expert on quasiconformal mappings
  • Marjorie Hahn, American probability theorist and tennis player
  • Deborah Tepper Haimo (1921–2007), Ukrainian-Palestinian-American classical analyst, third female president of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Susie W. Håkansson (1940– ), mathematics educator, director of the California Mathematics Project
  • Ursula Hamenstädt (1961– ), German differential geometry
  • Christine Hamill (1923–1956), English mathematician specializing in group theory and finite geometry
  • Frances Hardcastle (1866–1941), group theorist, one of the founders of the American Mathematical Society
  • Valentina Harizanov, Serbian–American researcher in computability and model theory
  • Jenny Harrison, American expert on generalized functions and minimal surfaces
  • Kathryn E. Hare, Canadian expert in harmonic analysis
  • Frances Harshbarger (1902–1987), one of the first female American mathematicians to receive a doctorate
  • Shelly Harvey, American researcher in knot theory, low-dimensional topology, and group theory
  • Maria Hasse (1921–2014), German graph theorist, set theorist, and category theorist, first female professor in science at TU Dresden
  • Rhonda Hatcher, American number theorist, winner of Haimo teaching award
  • Deanna Haunsperger, American mathematician, president of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Jane M. Hawkins, American researcher in dynamic systems, complex dynamics, cellular automata, and Julia sets
  • Megumi Harada, Canadian expert on equivariant symplectic and algebraic geometry
  • Louise Hay (1935–1989), founding member of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Ellen Hayes (1851–1930), American mathematician, astronomer, and political radical
  • Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890–1980), first African-American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics
  • Olive Hazlett (1890–1974), American algebraist at the University of Illinois
  • Katherine Heinrich, Canadian combinatorialist, first female president of Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Cora Barbara Hennel (1888–1947), American mathematician, first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics at the Indiana University
  • Dagmar R. Henney (1931– ), German–American expert on additive set-values and Banach spaces
  • Inge Henningsen (born 1941), statistician, writer and feminist
  • Rebecca A. Herb (1948– ), American researcher in abstract algebra and Lie groups
  • Constance Anne Herschel (1855–1939), British lecturer in natural sciences and mathematics
  • Grete Hermann (1901–1984), German mathematician and philosopher also noted for her work in physics and education
  • Patricia Hersh, American expert on algebraic and topological combinatorics
  • Kathryn Hess, American mathematician who uses algebraic topology to understand structures in neurology and materials science
  • Gloria Conyers Hewitt (1935– ), early African-American female mathematics PhD, MAA governor
  • Aparna Higgins, Indian-American graph theorist known for encouraging undergraduate research
  • Nancy Hingston, American differential geometer
  • Hoàng Xuân Sính, first female Vietnamese mathematician, student of Grothendieck, founder of Thang Long University
  • Dorit S. Hochbaum, American expert on approximation algorithms for facility location, covering and packing, and scheduling
  • Judy A. Holdener (1965– ), American number theorist who simplified the proof of Touchard's theorem on perfect numbers
  • Barbara R. Holland, New Zealand born Australian phylogeneticist
  • Tara S. Holm, American algebraic geometer and symplectic geometer
  • Olga Holtz (1973– ), Russian numerical analyst, winner of the European Mathematical Society Prize
  • Grace Hopper (1906–1992), American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral
  • Annick Horiuchi, French historian of Japanese mathematics
  • Anette Hosoi, American mechanical engineer, biophysicist, and mathematician, studies fluid dynamics, robotics, and bio-inspired design
  • Susan Howson (1973– ), British mathematician known for work on algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry
  • Celia Hoyles (1946– ), British mathematician, president of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Hu Hesheng (1928– ), differential geometer, president of Shanghai Mathematical Society, member of Chinese Academy of Science
  • Verena Huber-Dyson (1923– ), Swiss–American group theorist and logician, expert on undecidability in group theory
  • Annette Huber-Klawitter (1967– ), German algebraic geometer, expert in the Bloch–Kato conjectures
  • Anne Lester Hudson, American expert in topological semigroups, mathematics educator, and mathematics competition coach
  • Hilda Phoebe Hudson (1881–1965), English researcher on Cremona transformations in algebraic geometry
  • Sabine Van Huffel (1958– ), Belgian applied mathematician, expert on total least squares and applications to medical diagnostics
  • Rhonda Hughes (1947– ), American wavelet researcher, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Deborah Hughes Hallett, mathematics education reformer
  • Birge Huisgen-Zimmermann, German–American representation theorist and ring theorist
  • Mabel Gweneth Humphreys (1911-2006), Canadian-American number theorist and namesake of the M. Gweneth Humphreys Award
  • Fern Hunt (1948– ), American mathematician known for her work in applied mathematics and mathematical biology
  • Joan Hutchinson (1945– ), American graph theorist who extended the planar separator theorem to graphs of higher genus
  • Marie Hušková (1942– ), Czech mathematician who worked in theoretical statistics and change-point problems
  • Hypatia (died 415), head of the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria, murdered by a Christian mob

I

  • Milagros D. Ibe, Filipino mathematics educator, vice chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Eleny Ionel, Romanian–American symplectic geometer
  • Tasha Inniss, first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, director of education for INFORMS
  • Ilse Ipsen, German–American expert in numerical linear algebra
  • Shihoko Ishii, Japanese mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry
  • Vanaja Iyengar (died 2001), founding vice chancellor of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, a women's university in Andhra Pradesh, India

J

Australian mathematician Nalini Joshi
  • Trachette Jackson (1972– ), researcher in mathematical oncology, second African-American woman to become a Sloan Fellow in mathematics
  • Jessie Marie Jacobs (1890–1954), fired from mathematics instructorship for having a child, aided husband Hermann Muller's Nobel-winning genetic research
  • Lisa Jeffrey FRSC, Canadian expert in symplectic geometry and quantum field theory
  • Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, American low-dimensional topologist, editor of MAA FOCUS
  • Svetlana Jitomirskaya (1966– ), Ukrainian mathematician working on dynamical systems and mathematical physics
  • Aimee Johnson, American expert on dynamical systems
  • Katherine Johnson (1918– ), calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon
  • Eleanor Jones (1929– ), one of the first African American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
  • Nataša Jonoska, Macedonian–American expert in DNA computing
  • Nalini Joshi, researcher in differential equations, Australian Laureate Fellow, Hardy Lecturer, president of Australian Mathematical Society

K

Sofia Kovalevskaya is known for her contributions to differential equations, and gives her name to the Cauchy-Kovalevskaya theorem, the fundamental existence result for analytic partial differential equations.
  • Margarete Kahn (1880–c. 1942), one of the first female German doctorates, contributed to Hilbert's sixteenth problem
  • Suzan Kahramaner (1913–2006), one of the first female mathematicians in Turkish academia
  • Gabriele Kaiser, German mathematics educator
  • Eva Kallin, American researcher in geometric axiom systems, functional algebra, and polynomial convexity
  • Shoshana Kamin (1930– ), Soviet–Israeli mathematical physicist, wrote about parabolic partial differential equations
  • Sister Mary Cordia Karl (1893–1984), American geometer
  • Carol Karp (1926–1972), American researcher on infinitary logic, viola player
  • Yael Karshon, Israeli–Canadian expert on symplectic geometry
  • Fanny Kassel, French expert on Lie groups
  • Svetlana Katok (1947– ), Jewish Russian-American founder of Electronic Research Announcements of the AMS
  • Bruria Kaufman (1918–2010), Israeli theoretical physicist who collaborated with Einstein on general relativity
  • Linda Keen (1940– ), American mathematician and computer scientist, president of AWM
  • Lyudmila Keldysh (1904–1976), Russian set theorist and geometric topologist
  • Ruth Kellerhals (1957– ), Swiss expert on hyperbolic geometry, geometric group theory and polylogarithm identities
  • Julia Kempe, French, German, and Israeli researcher in quantum computing
  • Claribel Kendall (1889–1965), one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA
  • Patricia Clark Kenschaft, American mathematician, prolific book author, and activist for equity and diversity
  • Leah Keshet, Israeli–Canadian mathematical biologist, first female president of the Society for Mathematical Biology
  • Radha Kessar, Indian mathematician known for her research in the representation theory of finite groups
  • Barbara Keyfitz (1944– ), Canadian–American researcher on nonlinear partial differential equations, president of AWM and ICIAM
  • Olga Kharlampovich, Russian–Canadian group theorist who solved the Tarski conjecture on first-order theories of free groups
  • Ju-Lee Kim, Korean–American expert on the representation theory of p-adic groups
  • Angie Turner King (1905–2004), American mathematics and chemistry educator
  • Faina Mihajlovna Kirillova, Belarusian optimal control theorist
  • Ellen Kirkman, American algebraist
  • Frances Kirwan (1959– ), British specialist in algebraic and symplectic geometry
  • Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Danish researcher in mathematics education and the philosophy and history of mathematics
  • Erica Klarreich (1972– ), American geometer and writer
  • Maria Klawe (1951– ), Canadian–American theoretical computer scientist, president of Harvey Mudd College
  • Genevieve M. Knight (1939– ), African-American mathematics educator
  • Julia F. Knight, American specialist in model theory and computability theory
  • Tamara G. Kolda, American applied mathematician at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Nancy Kopell (1942– ), American researcher in the dynamics of the nervous system
  • Maria Korovina (1962– ), Russian research on functional spaces and differential equations
  • Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach (1941– ), French differential geometer, namesake of the Kosmann lift
  • Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850–1891), first major Russian female mathematician, worked in analysis, differential equations and mechanics
  • Bryna Kra (1966– ), American mathematician who applies dynamical systems in number theory and combinatorics
  • Edna Kramer (1902–1984), American mathematician and author of mathematics books
  • Cecilia Krieger (1894–1974), third person and first woman to earn a Canadian mathematics PhD, translator of Sierpiński
  • Anna Zofia Krygowska (1904–1988), Polish mathematician known for her work in mathematics education
  • Ewa Kubicka, Polish–American graph theorist and actuarial scientist
  • Vera Kublanovskaya (1920–2012), Russian inventor of the QR algorithm for computing eigenvalues and eigenvectors
  • Daniela Kühn, German–English combinatorialist, expert on infinite graphs, winner of the Whitehead Prize
  • Krystyna Kuperberg (1944– ), Polish–American topologist who found a smooth counterexample to the Seifert conjecture
  • Rachel Kuske, American–Canadian expert on stochastic and nonlinear dynamics, asymptotic methods, and industrial mathematics

L

Olga Ladyzhenskaya proved the existence of long-time solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations in 2+1 dimensions.
Ada, Countess of Lovelace wrote the first computer program, an algorithm for computing Bernoulli numbers on the Analytical Engine.
  • Izabella Łaba (1966– ), Polish–Canadian specialist in harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, and additive combinatorics
  • Carole Lacampagne, American mathematician known for her work in mathematics education and gender equality
  • Christine Ladd-Franklin (1847–1930), American psychologist, logician, and mathematician
  • Jeanne LaDuke, American child actress, mathematical analyst, and historian of mathematics
  • Olga Ladyzhenskaya (1922–2004), Soviet mathematician, proved convergence of a finite difference method for Navier–Stokes
  • V. Lakshmibai, Indian–American expert on flag varieties and Schubert varieties
  • Susan Landau (1954– ), American mathematician and computer scientist, known for internet security and denesting radicals
  • Glenda Lappan (1939– ), developed Connected Mathematics curriculum, led National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Jean Ann Larson, American set theorist and historian of mathematical logic
  • Irena Lasiecka, Polish–American expert in control theory of partial differential equations
  • Renu C. Laskar, Indian–American graph theorist, specialist in domination numbers and circular arc graphs
  • Monique Laurent, French-Dutch expert in mathematical optimization
  • Kristin Lauter, American researcher in elliptic curve cryptography, president of AWM
  • Ruth Lawrence (1971– ), child prodigy, British–Israeli researcher in knot theory and algebraic topology
  • Anneli Cahn Lax (1922–1999), American mathematician, winner of the George Pólya Award
  • Anita Layton, Hong Kong–American applied mathematician who studies mathematical models of kidney function
  • Lê Thị Thanh Nhàn (1970– ), Vietnamese mathematician, vice rector for Science at Thái Nguyên University, won Kovalevskaya Prize
  • Alice Lee (1858–1939), helped discredit craniology
  • Joceline Lega, French applied mathematician interested in nonlinear dynamics
  • Emma Lehmer (1906–2007), Russian–American mathematician known for work on reciprocity laws in algebraic number theory
  • Marguerite Lehr (1898–1987), pioneer in the use of television to teach mathematics
  • Joan Leitzel (1936–), American mathematics educator and university administrator
  • Miriam Leiva, Cuban-American mathematics educator
  • Suzanne Lenhart, American researcher in partial differential equations, president of AWM
  • Annie Leuch-Reineck, Swiss mathematician and women's rights activist
  • Rachel Levy, American applied mathematician, mathematics educator, and blogger
  • Marta Lewicka, Polish expert in nonlinear elasticity
  • Florence Lewis (1877–?), American mathematician and astronomer
  • Sherry Li, Chinese–American developer of sparse parallel solvers for systems of linear equations
  • Winnie Li (1948- ), Chinese–American researcher in number theory, coding theory, automorphic forms, and spectral graph theory
  • Paulette Libermann (1919–2007), French specialist in differential geometry
  • Lillian Rosanoff Lieber (1886–1986), American mathematics professor and author of popular books on science and mathematics
  • Elizaveta Litvinova (1845–c. 1919), Russian mathematician and biographer, defied czar's order forbidding women to study abroad
  • Marie Litzinger (1899–1952), American number theorist
  • Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (1974– ), Taiwanese–American researcher in algebraic geometry and symplectic geometry
  • Deborah Frank Lockhart, administrator at the National Science Foundation
  • Susan Loepp, American algebraist and cryptographer
  • Mayme Logsdon (1881–?), American algebraic geometer and mathematics educator
  • Ling Long (mathematician), Chinese–American expert on modular forms, elliptic surfaces, and dessins d'enfants
  • Lynette Long, American psychologist, mathematics educator, and textbook author
  • Judith Q. Longyear, American researcher in graph theory and combinatorics
  • Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), wrote the first computer program as part of her work on Babbage's Analytical Engine
  • Katarzyna Lubnauer, Polish probability theorist and politician
  • Edith Hirsch Luchins (1921–2002), Polish–American mathematician, experimented on psychology of mathematical problem solving
  • Monika Ludwig (1966– ), Austrian researcher in convex geometry, member of Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Élisabeth Lutz (1914–2008), French student of Weil, showed how to compute torsion subgroups of elliptic curves
  • Julie Lutz, American astronomer and mathematician who studies planetary nebulae and symbiotic binary stars

M

  • Odile Macchi (1943– ), French mathematician and physicist
  • Marta Macho Stadler (1962– ), Basque expert on foliations and mathematical blogger
  • Barbara MacCluer, American expert on operator theory and author on functional analysis
  • Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910–1960), Scottish researcher on the Whittaker constant, co-author of German–English mathematics dictionary
  • Chrystal Macmillan (1872–1937), Scottish Liberal politician, barrister, feminist and pacifist, first female honours graduate in mathematics from University of Edinburgh
  • Jessie MacWilliams (1917–1990), English researcher on error-correcting codes
  • Kathleen Madden, American expert on dynamical systems
  • Isabel Maddison (1869–1950), British mathematician known for her work on differential equations
  • Penelope Maddy (1950– ), American philosopher of mathematics
  • Dorothy Maharam (1917–2014), American mathematician who made important contributions to measure theory
  • Carolyn A. Maher, American expert in mathematics education
  • Carolyn Mahoney (1946– ), African-American combinatorialist, president of Lincoln University of Missouri
  • Maryanthe Malliaris, American mathematician specializing in model theory
  • Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932–1995), fifth African-American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics, researcher in functional analysis
  • Eugenia Malinnikova, Russian–Norwegian expert in functional analysis and partial differential equations
  • María Manzano (1950– ), Spanish mathematical logician
  • Matilde Marcolli (1969– ), Italian mathematical physicist
  • Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara (1971– ), Greek theoretical physicist interested in foundational mathematics and quantum mechanics
  • Hannah Markwig (1980– ), German researcher in tropical geometry
  • Laura Martignon, Colombian–Italian researcher in neuroscience and decision-making
  • Emilie Martin (1869–1936), American group theorist
  • María del Carmen Martínez Sancho (1901–1995), first woman in Spain to gain a PhD in Mathematics
  • Katalin Marton (1941–), Hungarian information and probability theorist
  • Vera Nikolaevna Maslennikova (1926–2000), Russian researcher on partial differential equations, hydrodynamics of rotating fluids, and function spaces
  • Claire Mathieu, French algorithms researcher
  • Gordana Matic, Croatian–American low-dimensional topologist, expert on contact topology
  • Kaisa Matomäki (1985–), Finnish number theorist known for her work on multiplicative functions over short intervals
  • Lola J. May (1923–2007), American mathematics educator and early proponent of new math
  • Svitlana Mayboroda (1981– ), Ukrainian–American expert on boundary value problems for elliptic partial differential equations
  • Shirley McBay (1935– ), first African-American doctorate at the University of Georgia
  • Dusa McDuff FRS (1945– ), English researcher on symplectic geometry, winner of Satter Prize, first female Hardy Lecturer
  • Lois Curfman McInnes, American researcher on numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations for scientific applications
  • Camille McKayle (1964– ), Afro-Jamaican-American mathematician and academic administrator
  • Danica McKellar (1975– ), American actor, author, mathematician, and education advocate
  • Joyce McLaughlin, American researcher in inverse problems
  • Jennifer McLoud-Mann, Cherokee mathematician who discovered the 15th and last class of convex pentagons that tile the plane
  • Florence Marie Mears (1896–1995), American specialist in summation methods
  • Helen Abbot Merrill (1864–1949), American mathematician, educator and textbook author
  • Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862–1951), first woman with a degree from Columbia University and first American female doctorate in mathematics
  • Uta Merzbach (1933–2017), German–American historian of mathematics, first Smithsonian curator of mathematical instruments
  • Jill P. Mesirov, American mathematician, computer scientist, and computational biologist, president of AWM
  • Ida Martha Metcalf (1857–1952), second American female doctorate in mathematics
  • Catherine Meusburger, German mathematical physicist interested in string theory
  • Marie-Louise Michelsohn (1941– ), American researcher on complex geometry, spin manifolds, the Dirac operator, and algebraic cycles
  • Kaisa Miettinen (1965–), Finnish industrial optimization researcher and academic administrator
  • Alison Miller, first American female gold medalist in the International Mathematical Olympiad, three-time Elizabeth Lowell Putnam award winner
  • Margaret Millington (1944–1973), English expert on modular forms
  • Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017), first female Fields medalist; researcher on the symmetry of curved surfaces
  • Irina Mitrea, Romanian–American researcher in partial differential equations known for outreach to women and minorities
  • Reiko Miyaoka, Japanese geometer known for her research on hypersurfaces
  • Colette Moeglin, French expert on automorphic forms
  • Susan Montgomery (1943– ), American researcher in noncommutative algebra
  • Sophie Morel (1979– ), French number theorist and contributor to the Langlands program, first female tenured mathematics professor at Harvard
  • Rose Morton (1925–1999), American expert in the mathematical modeling of bubbles
  • Joan Moschovakis, American intuitionistic logician
  • Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923–2017), Canadian–American researcher on the partial differential equations governing fluid flow
  • Ruth Moufang (1905–1977), German researcher on non-associative algebraic structures, namesake of Moufang loops
  • Magdalena Mouján (1926–2005), Argentine mathematician of Basque descent, operations researcher, computing pioneer, and science fiction author
  • Edith Alice Müller (1918–1995), Swiss mathematician and astronomer, studied the group theory of Moorish tile designs
  • Anna Mullikin (1893–1975), American mathematician, early investigator of point set theory
  • Emmy Murphy, American symplectic geometer

N

Emmy Noether has been called "the greatest woman mathematician of all time".[5] In the early 1920s she developed the modern formulation of ring theory. She is also known for a result in the calculus of variations known as Noether's theorem, which relates symmetries to conservation laws.
  • Anna Nagurney, Ukrainian–American mathematician, economist, educator and author in operations management
  • Hasibun Naher, Pakistani applied mathematician who studies tsunamis
  • Andrea R. Nahmod, American expert in nonlinear Fourier analysis, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations
  • Pia Nalli (1884–1964), Italian researcher in functional analysis and tensor calculus
  • Seema Nanda, Indian researcher in applications of mathematics to biology, engineering and finance
  • Mangala Narlikar, Indian number theorist, author of Marathi-language mathematics books for schoolchildren
  • Sonia Natale, Argentine expert in abstract algebra
  • Caryn Navy (1953– ), blind American researcher in set-theoretic topology and Braille technology
  • Vicky Neale, British number theorist and mathematics popularizer
  • Gabriele Nebe, German researcher on sphere packings, lattices, and codes
  • Deanna Needell, American applied mathematician, won 2016 IMA Prize in Mathematics and Applications
  • Sara Negri (1967– ), Italian–Finnish proof theorist
  • Evelyn Nelson (1943–1987), Canadian researcher in universal algebra with applications to theoretical computer science
  • Gail S. Nelson, American mathematician, textbook author, and editor-in-chief of the MAA "Problem Books"
  • Claudia Neuhauser, German–American mathematical biologist whose research concerns spatial ecology
  • Hanna Neumann (1914–1971), German-born mathematician who worked on group theory
  • Mara Neusel (1964–2014), German–American invariant theorist and advocate for women in mathematics
  • Mary Frances Winston Newson (1869–1959), first female American to receive a PhD in mathematics from a European university
  • Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (1983–), Irish celebrity and mathematics lecturer
  • Nancy K. Nichols, British applied mathematician and numerical analyst
  • Olympia Nicodemi, American mathematician and mathematics educator interested in wavelets and the history of mathematics
  • Phyllis Nicolson (1917–1968), British developer of the Crank–Nicolson method for solving partial differential equations
  • Barbara Niethammer (1963– ), German expert on the growth of particles in liquids
  • Kumiko Nishioka (1954– ), Japanese specialist on transcendental numbers and Mahler functions
  • Wiesława Nizioł, Polish researcher in arithmetic algebraic geometry
  • Emmy Noether (1882–1935), German researcher in abstract algebra and theoretical physics, named "the greatest woman mathematician of all time"[5]
  • Margarita Nolasco Santiago, Mathematics textbook author, member of Puerto Rico Senate
  • Isabella Novik, Israeli–American expert on algebraic and geometric combinatorics
  • Frieda Nugel (1884–1966), one of the first German women to obtain a doctorate in mathematics
  • Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes, Brazilian mathematician known for her research on incompressible Euler equations
  • Kaisa Nyberg (1948– ), Finnish cryptographer

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  • Ortrud Oellermann, South African and Canadian graph theorist
  • Hee Oh (1969– ), Korean–American dynamical systems theorist, expert on equidistribution in fractal structures
  • Kathleen Adebola Okikiolu (1965– ), British–American researcher on differential operators, developed curricula for inner-city children
  • Dianne P. O'Leary (1951– ), American expert on scientific computing, computational linear algebra, and the history of scientific computing
  • Olga Oleinik (1925–2001), Soviet researcher on partial differential equations, elastic media, and boundary layers
  • Dorte Olesen (born 1948), first Danish mathematician to be appointed full professor
  • Gloria Olive (1923–2006), American-born New Zealand mathematician
  • Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912–2014), British mathematician and politician, mayor of Manchester, educational advisor to Margaret Thatcher
  • Hinke Osinga, Dutch expert in dynamical systems, crocheted the Lorenz manifold
  • Barbara L. Osofsky, American algebraist, first woman in 50 years to address a national AMS meeting, first female AMS journal editor
  • Marie Françoise Ouedraogo (1967–), Burkinabé expert on pseudodifferential operators and superalgebras, president of African Women in Mathematics Association
  • Helen Brewster Owens (1881–1968), American suffragette, associate editor of the American Mathematical Monthly

P

In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to earn a doctoral degree.
  • Ilona Palásti (1924–1991), Hungarian researcher in discrete geometry, geometric probability, and random graphs
  • Erika Pannwitz (1904–1975), German geometric topologist who proved that every knot has a quadrisecant
  • Raman Parimala (1948– ), Indian mathematician known for her contributions to algebra
  • Haesun Park, Korean–American researcher in numerical analysis and the data sciences
  • Karen Parshall (1955– ), American historian of mathematics
  • Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Polish–American control theorist and mathematics educator
  • Maria Pastori (1895–1975), Italian mathematician, specialist in rational mechanics
  • Barbara Paulson (1928–), American human computer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Nataša Pavlović, Serbian–American expert in fluid dynamics and nonlinear dispersive equations
  • Sylvie Paycha, French mathematician working in operator theory
  • Sandrine Péché (1977– ), French expert on random matrices
  • Irena Peeva, American researcher in commutative algebra and its applications
  • Jeanne Peiffer (1948– ), Luxembourgian historian of mathematics
  • Magda Peligrad, Romanian probability theorist known for her work on stochastic processes
  • Rose Peltesohn (1913–1998), German–Israeli researcher in additive combinatorics
  • Kirsi Peltonen, Finnish mathematician whose interests include differential geometry and the connections between mathematics and art
  • Cristina Pereyra, Venezuelan mathematician, author of several books on wavelets and harmonic analysis
  • Bernadette Perrin-Riou (1955– ), French number theorist, winner of the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize
  • Laura Person, American low-dimensional topologist
  • Rózsa Péter (1905–1977), recursion theorist, first woman elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Stefanie Petermichl (1971– ), German–French mathematical analyst, first female winner of the Salem Prize
  • Linda Petzold (1954– ), researcher in differential algebraic equations and simulation, member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Julia Pevtsova, Russian–American representation theorist
  • Flora Philip (1865–1943), first female member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Cynthia A. Phillips, American expert on combinatorial optimization
  • Dominique Picard (1953– ), French expert on the statistical applications of wavelets
  • Sophie Piccard (1904–1990), Russian-Swiss mathematician, first female full professor in Switzerland
  • Ragni Piene (1947– ), Norwegian algebraic geometer, member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Lillian Pierce, American mathematician whose research connects number theory with harmonic analysis
  • Marie Anne Victoire Pigeon (1724–1767), French mathematician, writer, and teacher
  • Faustina Pignatelli (d. 1785), princess of Colubrano, second woman elected to the Academy of Sciences of Bologna
  • Gabriella Pinzari, Italian expert on the n-body problem
  • Jill Pipher (1955– ), researcher in harmonic analysis, Fourier analysis, differential equations, and cryptography, president of AWM
  • Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646–1684), Italian philosopher, musician, and mathematics lecturer, first woman to earn a doctorate
  • Toniann Pitassi, American–Canadian computational complexity theorist, expert on proof complexity
  • Vera Pless (1931– ), American mathematician specializing in combinatorics and coding theory
  • Kim Plofker (1964), American historian of Indian mathematics, winner of the Brouwer Medal
  • Harriet Pollatsek (1942– ), Lie theorist who has applied difference sets to error correcting codes and coding theory
  • Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina (1899–1999), Soviet researcher in fluid mechanics, hydrodynamics, and history of mathematics
  • Cheryl Praeger (1948– ), Australian researcher in group theory, algebraic graph theory and combinatorial designs
  • Malabika Pramanik, Indian–Canadian harmonic analyst
  • Emma Previato, researcher in algebraic geometry and partial differential equations
  • Candice Renee Price, American mathematician, advocate for greater representation of women and people of color in STEM
  • Rachel Justine Pries, American arithmetic geometer and Galois theorist
  • Hilary Priestley, British mathematician who used topological methods to study distributive lattices
  • Mileva Prvanović (1929– ), Serbian differential geometer, first to earn a doctorate in geometry in Serbia
  • Ulla Pursiheimo (1944– ), Finnish control theorist who became the first female mathematics professor in Finland

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R

Lacking any formal training, Marjorie Rice conducted a systematic study of pentagon tiling, discovering four of the fifteen known types of tiling convex pentagons.
  • Ami Radunskaya, American mathematician, specializes in dynamical systems and applications to medical problems, president of AWM
  • Virginia Ragsdale (1870–1945), American specialist in algebraic curves, formulated the Ragsdale conjecture
  • Kavita Ramanan, Indian–American probability theorist
  • Susan Miller Rambo (1883–1977), second woman awarded a PhD from the University of Michigan, delegate to 1928 ICM
  • Sujatha Ramdorai, Indian–Canadian algebraic number theorist, expert on Iwasawa theory
  • Helena Rasiowa (1917–1994), Polish researcher in the foundations of mathematics and algebraic logic
  • Marina Ratner (1938–2017), Russian–American ergodic theorist, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • Ethel Raybould (1899–1987), Australian mathematician and mathematics benefactor
  • Mary Rees (1953– ), British specialist in complex dynamical systems
  • Mina Rees (1902–1997), first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Sarah Rees, British group theorist
  • Karin Reich (1941– ), German historian of mathematics and biographer of mathematicians
  • Anna Barbara Reinhart (1730–1796), Swiss mathematician, wrote commentary on Newton's Principia
  • Idun Reiten (1942– ), Norwegian representation theorist, member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Yuriko Renardy, Australian–American expert in fluid dynamics
  • Ida Rhodes (1900–1986), American pioneer in computer programming, designed the first computer used for Social Security
  • Marjorie Rice (1923–2017), American amateur mathematician who discovered new pentagon tilings
  • Christine Riedtmann (1952–), Swiss algebraist, president of Swiss Mathematical Society
  • Catherine A. Roberts (1965–), American applied mathematician and executive director of the American Mathematical Society
  • Siobhan Roberts, Canadian mathematical biographer
  • Julia Robinson (1919–1985), American researcher on diophantine equations, contributed to solution of Hilbert's Tenth Problem
  • Margaret M. Robinson, American number theorist and expert on zeta functions
  • Alvany Rocha, American specialist in Lie groups, computed characters of the Virasoro algebra
  • Alice Rogers, English expert on supermanifolds
  • Judith Roitman (1945– ), American specialist in set theory, topology, Boolean algebra, and mathematics education
  • Marian P. Roque, Filipina expert on partial differential equations, president of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines
  • Frances A. Rosamond, Australian researcher in parameterized complexity, advocate for women in computer science and mathematics
  • Mary G. Ross (1908–2008), first Native American female engineer, studied mathematics for aeronautics and celestial mechanics
  • Alice Roth (1905–1977), Swiss mathematician who made significant contributions to approximation theory
  • Linda Preiss Rothschild (1945– ), president of AWM, vice-president of AMS, co-editor-in-chief of Mathematical Research Letters
  • Christel Rotthaus, German–American researcher in commutative algebra
  • Christiane Rousseau (1954– ), French–Canadian mathematician, president of the Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Marie-Françoise Roy (1950– ), French expert in real algebraic geometry, co-founder of two organizations for women in mathematics
  • Jean E. Rubin (1926–2002), American expert on the axiom of choice
  • Mary Ellen Rudin (1924–2013), constructed many counterexamples in topology
  • Mari-Jo P. Ruiz, Filipina graph theorist and operations researcher
  • Iris Runge (1888–1966), German applied mathematician, translator and biographer
  • Mary Beth Ruskai (1944– ), proved subadditivity of quantum entropy, bounded the electrons in an atom, advocate for women in mathematics

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  • Cora Sadosky (1940–2010), Argentine–American analyst, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Claudia Sagastizábal, Argentine-Brazilian researcher in convex optimization and energy management
  • Laure Saint-Raymond (1975– ), French specialist in partial differential equations, member of the French Academy of Sciences
  • Ayşe Şahin, Turkish–American expert on dynamical systems
  • Graciela Salicrup (1935–1982), Mexican pioneer in categorical topology
  • Judith D. Sally (1937– ), American researcher in commutative algebra, Noether lecturer
  • Jean E. Sammet (1928– ), supervised the first scientific programming group, helped develop COBOL
  • Mildred Sanderson (1889–1914), American mathematician, established a correspondence between modular and formal invariants
  • Marta Sanz-Solé (1952– ), Catalan researcher on stochastic processes, president of the European Mathematical Society
  • Winifred Sargent (1905–1979), English researcher on integration theory and BK-spaces
  • Ruth Lyttle Satter (1923–1989), American researcher on circadian rhythms, namesake of Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics
  • Lisa Sauermann (1992– ), German mathematician ranked third in the International Mathematical Olympiad Hall of Fame
  • Carla Savage, American researcher on parallel algorithms and combinatorial generation, secretary of AMS
  • Karen Saxe, American expert on functional analysis and social choice theory
  • Jane Cronin Scanlon (1922– ), American researcher in partial differential equations and mathematical biology
  • Alice T. Schafer (1915–2009), American differential geometer, founding member of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Mary Schaps, Israeli mathematician and academic administrator, researcher in deformation theory, group theory, and representation theory
  • Doris Schattschneider (1939– ), American mathematician known for writing about tessellations and the art of M. C. Escher
  • Michelle Schatzman (1949–2010), French numerical analyst
  • Tamar Schlick, American applied mathematician who develops and applies tools for biomolecule modeling and simulation
  • Leila Schneps (1961– ), American–French analytic number theorist and arithmetic geometer, archivist of Grothendieck's works
  • Maria E. Schonbek, Argentine–American researcher in fluid dynamics and associated partial differential equations
  • Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Austrian mathematician known for her research in image analysis
  • Marie-Hélène Schwartz (1913–2013), French mathematician known for her work on characteristic numbers of spaces with singularities
  • Jeanette Scissum, American mathematician known for her work on sunspot prediction
  • Charlotte Scott (1858–1931), British mathematician who promoted mathematical education of American women
  • Jennifer Seberry (1944– ), Australian cryptographer, mathematician, and computer scientist, one of the founders of Asiacrypt
  • Rose Whelan Sedgewick (c. 1904–2000), first person to earn a PhD in mathematics from Brown University
  • Esther Seiden (1908–2014), Polish–Israeli–American mathematical statistician known for her research on design of experiments and combinatorial design
  • Annie Selden, American mathematics educator, one of the founders of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Svetlana Selezneva (1963– ), Russian expert on discrete functions
  • Marjorie Senechal (1939– ), American expert on quasicrystals, author on history of science, editor-in-chief of The Mathematical Intelligencer
  • Seo Yeongsuhap (1753–1823), Korean poet and mathematician
  • Sylvia Serfaty, French expert on superconductivity, winner of the European Mathematical Society Prize
  • Vera Serganova, Russian-American researcher on superalgebras and their representations
  • Caroline Series (1951– ), English specialist in hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups and dynamical systems
  • Lily Serna (1986– ), Israeli–Australian arithmetical guru of the SBS game show Letters and Numbers
  • Brigitte Servatius (1954– ), Austrian-American expert on matroids and structural rigidity
  • Nataša Šešum, expert in geometric flows
  • Mamokgethi Setati (1966– ), first black female South African to earn a PhD in mathematics education
  • Betty Shannon (–2017), computer at Bell Labs, assisted husband Claude Shannon with his research
  • Tatyana Shaposhnikova, Russian–Swedish researcher on multipliers in function spaces, partial differential operators, and history of mathematics
  • Mei-Chi Shaw (1955– ), Taiwanese–American researcher on partial differential equations
  • Mariya Shcherbina (1958– ), Ukrainian expert on random matrices
  • Amy Shell-Gellasch, American historian of mathematics and book author
  • Diana Shelstad (1947– ), Australian–American mathematician, formulated the fundamental lemma of the Langlands Program
  • Irina Shevtsova (1983– ), Russian probability theorist
  • Brooke Shipley, American expert in homotopy theory and homological algebra
  • Patricia D. Shure, American mathematics educator and calculus reformer
  • Lesley Sibner (1934–2013), American differential geometer and Hodge theorist, produced a constructive proof of the Riemann–Roch theorem
  • Martha Siegel, American probability theorist and mathematics educator
  • Mary Silber, American expert in bifurcation theory and pattern formation
  • Alice Silverberg, American number theorist and cryptographer
  • Ruth Silverman, American computational geometer, founder of Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Evelyn Silvia (1948–2006), American functional analyst and mathematics educator
  • Rodica Simion (1955–2000), Romanian–American pioneer in the study of permutation patterns
  • Valeria Simoncini, Italian numerical analyst
  • Hourya Sinaceur, Moroccan expert in the theory and history of mathematics
  • Nathalie Sinclair, Canadian researcher in mathematics education
  • Ajit Iqbal Singh (1943–), Indian researcher in functional analysis and harmonic analysis
  • Lucy Joan Slater (1922–2008), British expert on hypergeometric functions and the Rogers–Ramanujan identities
  • Marian Small, Canadian proponent of constructivist mathematical instruction
  • Ionica Smeets (1979– ), Dutch number theorist and science communicator
  • Clara Eliza Smith (1865–1943), American mathematician specializing in complex analysis
  • Daphne L. Smith, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology
  • Karen E. Smith (1965– ), American specialist in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry, MAA Hedrick Lecturer, AWM-AMS Noether Lecturer
  • Kate Smith-Miles, Australian applied mathematician, president of Australian Mathematical Society
  • Agata Smoktunowicz (1973– ), Polish–Scottish researcher in abstract algebra, constructed noncommutative nil rings
  • Nina Snaith (1974– ), British researcher in random matrix theory, quantum chaos, and zeta functions
  • Priyanshi Somani (1998– ), Indian mental calculator
  • Mary Somerville (1780–1872), Scottish science writer and polymath, one of two first female members of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Christina Sormani, American researcher on Riemannian geometry, metric geometry, and Ricci curvature
  • Vera T. Sós (1930– ), Hungarian number theorist and combinatorialist
  • Laila Soueif (1956–), Egyptian mathematics professor and women's rights activist
  • Diane Souvaine, American computational geometer, advocate for women and minorities in mathematics and gender neutrality in teaching
  • Ayşe Soysal (1948– ), Turkish mathematician, president of Boğaziçi University
  • Angela Spalsbury (1967– ), American functional analyst and academic administrator
  • Birgit Speh, American expert in Lie groups, namesake of Speh representations
  • Domina Eberle Spencer (1920– ), researcher on electrodynamics and field theory, founded fringe science organization Natural Philosophy Alliance
  • Pauline Sperry (1885–1967), mathematician, musician, and astronomer, unconstitutionally fired from UC Berkeley for refusing to sign a loyalty oath
  • Dolores Richard Spikes (1936–2015), African-American mathematician, first female university chancellor and first female president of a university system in the US
  • Nicole Spillane (1988– ), French and Irish applied mathematician
  • Vera W. de Spinadel (1929–2017), Argentine–Austrian researcher on metallic means
  • Jean Springer (–2007), Jamaican–Canadian specialist in abstract algebra and academic administrator
  • Bhama Srinivasan (1935– ), representation theorist, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Hema Srinivasan, Indian–American mathematician specializing in abstract algebra and algebraic geometry
  • Gigliola Staffilani, Italian–American researcher on harmonic analysis and partial differential equations
  • Helene Stähelin (1891–1970), Swiss mathematician, editor of Bernoulli family letters, and pacifist
  • Gwyneth Stallard, British expert on complex dynamics and the iteration of meromorphic functions
  • Zvezdelina Stankova, Bulgarian–American expert on permutation patterns, founder of the Berkeley Math Circle
  • Nancy K. Stanton, American researcher on complex analysis, partial differential equations, and differential geometry
  • Marion Elizabeth Stark (1894—1982), one of the first female American mathematicians to receive a doctorate
  • Jackie Stedall (1950–2014), British historian of mathematics
  • Angelika Steger, German–Swiss expert on graph theory, randomized algorithms, and approximation algorithms
  • Irene Stegun (1919–2008), American mathematician who edited a classic book of mathematical tables
  • Elizabeth Stephansen (1872–1961), first Norwegian woman to receive a mathematics doctorate
  • T. Christine Stevens, American researcher on topological groups, history of mathematics, and mathematics education, associate executive director of AMS
  • Angeline Stickney (1830–1892), American suffragist, abolitionist, and mathematician, namesake of the largest crater on Phobos
  • Anne Penfold Street (1932–2016), Australian combinatorialist, third woman mathematics professor in Australia
  • Ileana Streinu, Romanian–American computational geometer, expert on kinematics and structural rigidity
  • Catharina Stroppel, German researcher on representation theory, low-dimensional topology, and category theory
  • Bella Subbotovskaya (1938–1982), Soviet founder of the Jewish People's University
  • Indulata Sukla (1944– ), Indian researcher on Fourier series, author of textbook on number theory and cryptography
  • Catherine Sulem, Algerian-born Canadian mathematician and violinist, expert on singularities in wave propagation
  • Nike Sun, American probability theorist studying phase transitions and counting complexity
  • Louise Nixon Sutton (1925–2006), first African-American woman to earn a mathematics PhD at New York University
  • Thyrsa Frazier Svager (1930–1999), African–American mathematician, donated entire salary to support African–American women in mathematics
  • Márta Svéd (–2005), Hungarian–Australian mathematician, wrote about non-Euclidean geometry
  • Marcia P. Sward (1939–2008), executive director of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Lorna Swain (1891–1936), British fluid dynamics researcher, early female lecturer at Cambridge
  • Henda Swart (1939– ), South African geometer and graph theorist, editor-in-chief of Utilitas Mathematica
  • Esther Szekeres (1910–2005), Hungarian–Australian mathematician posed the happy ending problem in discrete geometry
  • Wanda Szmielew (1918–1976), Polish logician who proved the decidability of the first-order theory of abelian groups

T

  • Laura Taalman, American mathematician known for work on the mathematics of Sudoku and mathematical 3D printing
  • Daina Taimina (1954– ), Latvian–American mathematician, crochets objects to illustrate hyperbolic space
  • Tan Lei (1963–2016), Chinese–French specialist in complex dynamics and functions of complex numbers
  • Rosalind Tanner (1900–1992), English mathematician and a historian of mathematics
  • Éva Tardos (1957– ), Hungarian–American researcher in combinatorial optimization algorithms
  • Olga Taussky-Todd (1906–1995), Austrian and later Czech–American advocate of matrix theory
  • Jean Taylor (1944– ), American mathematician known for her work on soap bubbles and crystals
  • Mina Teicher, Israeli algebraic geometer
  • Monique Teillaud, French computational geometer
  • Montserrat Teixidor i Bigas, Spanish–American expert on moduli of vector bundles on curves
  • Keti Tenenblat (1944– ), Turkish-Brazilian differential geometer
  • M. B. W. Tent, American mathematics educator, mathematical biographer
  • Chuu-Lian Terng (1949– ), Taiwanese–American differential geometer
  • Susanna Terracini (1963– ), Italian mathematician known for her research on chaos in Hamiltonian dynamical systems
  • Audrey Terras (1942– ), American number theorist specializing in quantum chaos and zeta functions
  • Ngamta Thamwattana, Thai–Australian expert in granular materials and nanotechnology
  • Theano (6th century BC), one or possibly two different Pythagorean philosophers
  • Sister Mary Domitilla Thuener, American mathematician, founder of Thomas More College, Kentucky
  • Janet Thomas, founder of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Rekha R. Thomas, American mathematician and operations researcher
  • Abigail Thompson (1958– ), American low-dimensional topologist, educational reformer
  • Gillian Thornley (1940–), New Zealand differential geometer, first woman President of the New Zealand Mathematical Society
  • Ulrike Tillmann FRS (1962– ), German–English algebraic topologist
  • Sheila Tinney (1918–2010), Irish mathematical physicist, first Irishwoman with a mathematical doctorate
  • Françoise Tisseur, French–English numerical analyst
  • Jacqueline Naze Tjøtta (1935–2017), French–Norwegian researcher in kinetics, magnetohydrodynamics and theoretical acoustics
  • Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann FRSC, Polish–Canadian geometric functional analyst
  • Antoinette Tordesillas, Australian applied mathematician
  • Paula Tretkoff, Australian–American researcher in number theory, noncommutative geometry, and hypergeometric functions
  • Olga Tsuberbiller (1885–1975), Russian analytical geometer and textbook author
  • Reidun Twarock, German-born mathematical biologist
  • Regina Tyshkevich, Belarussian graph theorist, co-invented split graphs

U

Karen Uhlenbeck is a leading expert in partial differential equations and has worked on a variety of topics related to mathematical physics.
  • Olabisi Ugbebor (1951- ), first female mathematics professor in Nigeria
  • Karen Uhlenbeck (1942– ), American mathematician, MacArthur Fellow, National Medal of Science, Leroy P. Steele Prize
  • Corinna Ulcigrai (1980– ), Italian researcher on dynamical systems, won European Mathematical Society Prize and Whitehead Prize
  • Nina Uraltseva (1935– ), Russian mathematical physicist, specialist in nonlinear partial differential equations

V

  • Brigitte Vallée (1950– ), French mathematician and computer scientist, expert in lattice basis reduction algorithms
  • Pauline van den Driessche, British–Canadian pioneer in combinatorial matrix theory and mathematical biology
  • Maria Eulália Vares, Brazilian expert in stochastic processes
  • Dorothy Vaughan (1910–2008), African-American mathematician at NASA
  • Mariel Vázquez, Mexican mathematical biologist specializing in DNA topology
  • Argelia Velez-Rodriguez (1936– ), Black Cuban–American differential geometer
  • Tatyana Velikanova (1932–2002), Soviet mathematician, computer programmer, dissident, and political prisoner
  • Michèle Vergne (1943– ), French specialist in analysis and representation theory, member of French Academy of Sciences
  • Siobhán Vernon (1932-2002), first Irish-born woman to get a PhD in pure mathematics in Ireland
  • Katalin Vesztergombi (1948– ), Hungarian graph theorist and discrete geometer
  • Maryna Viazovska (1984– ), Ukrainian mathematician, solved the sphere packing problems in dimensions 8 and 24
  • Eva Viehmann, German arithmetic geometer
  • Marie-France Vignéras (1946– ), French mathematician who proved that one cannot hear the shape of a hyperbolic drum
  • Marie A. Vitulli, American algebraic geometer, union organizer, and proponent for women in mathematics on Wikipedia
  • Roxana Vivian (1871–1961), first female mathematics doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Karen Vogtmann (1949– ), American geometric group theorist, namesake of Culler–Vogtmann outer space
  • Claire Voisin (1962– ), French expert on Hodge structures and mirror symmetry, member of French Academy of Sciences
  • Elisabeth Vreede (1879–1943), Dutch mathematician, astronomer and Anthroposophist

W

  • Michelle L. Wachs, American specialist in algebraic combinatorics
  • Aissa Wade, Senegalese symplectic geometer, president of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Grace Wahba (1934– ), American pioneer in methods for smoothing noisy data, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • Erica Walker, American mathematician, studies racial and gender equity in mathematics education
  • Muriel Kennett Wales (1913–2009), Irish-Canadian mathematician
  • Judy L. Walker, American algebraic coding theorist
  • Lynne H. Walling, British number theorist
  • Marion Walter (1928– ), German-born mathematician who wrote about using mirrors to explore symmetry
  • Wang Zhenyi (1768–1797), Qing dynasty mathematician and astronomer
  • Rachel Ward, American applied mathematician who researches machine learning and signal processing
  • Mary Wynne Warner (1932–1998), British pioneer in fuzzy topology
  • Sarah L. Waters, British expert in fluid mechanics and tissue engineering
  • Ann E. Watkins, American statistics educator, president of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Johanna Weber (1910–2014), German–British mathematician and aerodynamicist, contributed to supersonic aircraft design
  • Charlotte Wedell (1862–1953), one of four women at the first International Congress of Mathematicians
  • Suzanne Weekes, American mathematician, cofounder of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program
  • Katrin Wehrheim (1974– ), American symplectic topologist and gauge theorist
  • Guofang Wei (1965– ), Chinese–American differential geometer, found new positively-curved manifolds
  • Katrin Wendland, German mathematical physicist, expert on singularities in quantum field theories
  • Elisabeth M. Werner, researcher on convex geometry, functional analysis, and probability theory
  • Eléna Wexler-Kreindler (1931–2002), Romanian–French algebraist
  • Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler (1883–1966), American researcher on infinite-dimensional linear algebra
  • Mary Wheeler (1931– ), American expert on domain decomposition methods for partial differential equations
  • Sue Whitesides, Canadian mathematician and computer scientist, expert in computational geometry and graph drawing
  • Alice S. Whittemore, American group theorist, biostatistician, and epidemiologist who studies the effects of genetics and lifestyle on cancer
  • Sylvia Wiegand (1945– ), American algebraist, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Anna Wienhard (1977– ), German differential geometer
  • Amie Wilkinson (1968– ), American researcher in ergodic theory and smooth dynamical systems
  • Elizabeth Williams (1895–1986), British mathematician and educationist
  • Lauren Williams, American expert on cluster algebras and tropical geometry
  • Ruth J. Williams, American probability theorist, president of Institute of Mathematical Statistics, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • Talithia Williams, American statistician and mathematician who researches the spatiotemporal structure of data
  • Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Bulgarian–American researcher on graph algorithms and fast matrix multiplication
  • Stephanie van Willigenburg, Canadian researcher in algebraic combinatorics and quasisymmetric functions
  • Helen Wilson (mathematician) (1973–), British expert on non-Newtonian fluids, president of British Society of Rheology
  • Helen Wily (1921–2009), New Zealand mathematician and statistician
  • Sarah Witherspoon, American mathematician interested in abstract algebra
  • Barbara Wohlmuth, German expert on the numerical solution of partial differential equations
  • Julia Wolf, British mathematician specialising in arithmetic combinatorics
  • Gail Wolkowicz, Canadian mathematical biologist known for her work on the competitive exclusion principle
  • Maria Wonenburger (1927–2014), Galician–American group theorist, first Spanish Fulbright scholar in mathematics
  • Carol Wood (1945– ), American expert in model-theoretic algebra, president of AWM
  • Melanie Wood (1981– ), first female American to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad
  • Sarah Woodhead (d. 1912), first woman to pass the Tripos
  • Mary Lee Woods (1924– ), British mathematician and computer programmer
  • Carol S. Woodward, American expert in numerical algorithms and software
  • Margaret H. Wright (1944– ), American researcher in optimization, linear algebra, and scientific computing
  • Dorothy Maud Wrinch (1894–1976), Argentine–English mathematician and biochemical theorist, expert in protein structure
  • Sijue Wu (1964– ), Chinese–American expert in the mathematics of water waves
  • Lucy R. Wyatt, British mathematician and oceanographer, studies high frequency radar oceanography and ocean surface waves
  • Cynthia Wyels, American mathematician known for her mentorship of Latino students

X

  • Dianna Xu, American mathematician and computer scientist who studies computational problems on curves and surfaces

Y

  • Catherine Yan, Chinese-American mathematician interested in algebraic combinatorics
  • Grace Yang, Chinese-American expert on stochastic processes in the physical sciences, asymptotic theory, and survival analysis
  • Sofya Yanovskaya (1896–1966), restored mathematical logic research in Soviet Union, edited mathematical works of Karl Marx
  • Jane Ye, Chinese-Canadian researcher in variational analysis
  • Karen Yeats (1980– ), Canadian mathematician whose research connects combinatorics to quantum field theory
  • Florence Yeldham (1877–1945), British school teacher and historian of arithmetic
  • Lai-Sang Young (1952– ), Hong Kong born dynamical systems theorist
  • Virginia R. Young, American expert on the mathematics of insurance
  • Noriko Yui, Japanese–Canadian researcher on arithmetic geometry, mathematical physics, and mirror symmetry
  • Mariette Yvinec, French computational geometer

Z

  • Sara Zahedi (1981–), Iranian–Swedish researcher in computational fluid dynamics, former child refugee, and winner of EMS Prize
  • Thaleia Zariphopoulou, Greek–American expert in mathematical finance
  • Mary Lou Zeeman, British expert on dynamical systems and their application to mathematical biology
  • Sarah Zerbes, German and British algebraic number theorist
  • Ping Zhang, graph theorist and textbook author
  • Tamar Ziegler, Israeli researcher in ergodic theory and arithmetic combinatorics, won Erdős Prize

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Morrow, edited by Charlene; Perl, Teri (1998). Notable women in mathematics : a biographical dictionary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 98–101. ISBN 978-0-313-29131-9. 
  2. ^ "Profiles of Women in Mathematics". The Emmy Noether Lectures. Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Grinstein, Louise S.; Schafer, Paul J. Campbell, eds. (1987). Women of mathematics : a biobibliographic sourcebook. New York: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-24849-8. 
  4. ^ "Maria Gaetana Agnesi". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Alexandrov, Pavel S. (1981), "In Memory of Emmy Noether", in Brewer, James W; Smith, Martha K, Emmy Noether: A Tribute to Her Life and Work, New York: Marcel Dekker, pp. 99–111, ISBN 0-8247-1550-0 .

External links

  • Chronological Index of Women Mathematicians
  • Alphabetical Index of Women Mathematicians
  • List of Noether Lecture subjects
  • Famous Female Mathematicians
  • MacTutor index of female mathematicians
  • Biographies of Women Mathematicians on the Women in Math Project
  • Green, Judy; LaDuke, Jeanne (2009). Pioneering Women in American Mathematics — The Pre-1940 PhD's. History of Mathematics. 34. American Mathematical Society, The London Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-4376-5.  Biographies available in the Supplementary Material at AMS
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