Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Mary Cartwright (1900-1998)

One of the twentieth century's greatest mathematical minds, Mary Cartwright was the first woman mathematician elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (in 1947), the first woman to serve on that august body's Council, the first woman to receive the Sylvester Medal from the Society for her mathematical research, and the first woman President of the London Mathematical Society (1961-2). She was also Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge from 1949-1968.

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