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Complexities : women in mathematics

Author: Bettye Anne Case; Anne M Leggett
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sophie Germain taught herself mathematics by candlelight, huddled in her bedclothes. Ada Byron Lovelace anticipated aspects of general-purpose digital computing by more than a century. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bettye Anne Case; Anne M Leggett
ISBN: 1400880165 9781400880164
OCLC Number: 949753960
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Description: 1 online resource (xix, 412 pages, [22] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; Note to Readers; Abbreviations; I. Inspiration; 1. FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; In Her Own Words; Remembering Olga Taussky Todd; Being Julia Robinson's Sister; Euphemia Lofton Haynes; Marjorie Lee Browne; Cora Ratto de Sadosky; Fifty Years in Mathematics; Emmy Noether; 2. FROM EARLIER TIMES; My Grandmother, Grace Chisholm Young; Like Mother, Like Daughter; Charlotte Angas Scott; Sonia Kovalevsky; Elizaveta Fedorovna Litvinova; Ada Byron Lovelace; Sophie Germain; Christine Ladd Franklin and Mary Fairfax Somerville. II. Joining TogetherWomen and Mathematical Ability; AWM's First Twenty Years: The Presidents' Perspectives; Activities and Awards; AWM in the 1990s; 1996: Women Preside; Affirmative Action: What Is It and What Should It Be?; Across Borders; Women Invited as Speakers at ICMs; ICM Activities on Women in Mathematics; International Views on Education; Crossing Ocean and Equator; Voices from Six Continents; COMPLEXITIES PHOTO ALBUM; III. Choices and Challenges; Pathways in Mathematics; 1. A DUAL TRIUMPH; Black and Female; In Remembrance; How I Decided to Pursue a Ph. D. in Mathematics. A Double Dose of DiscriminationPrejudice and Isolation, or Cooperation and Support?; 2. INSIDE THE ACADEMY; Moment Maps in Stable Bundles; Honors and Awards; Uhlenbeck Receives National Medal of Science; Gung and Hu Award Conferred on Schafer; Spikes Honored as Administrator and Educator; Chauvenet Prize Awarded to Birman; Expository Writing; Country School to Grad School; The Real World of the 1930s; Two Mentors; Violet Bushwick Haas; Alice B. Dickinson; Increasing Minority Representation in Mathematics; Research and Teaching at Liberal Arts Colleges; Sustaining a Research Program. Are Student Ratings Unfair to Women?Rules for Academic Success; 3. OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY; Government and Administration; Citations; Computer Science; Aerospace; Oil Industry; Publishing; National Security Agency; Biomedical Research; Communications Industry; 4. HAVING A LIFE; How I Became a Mathematician; Is Geography Destiny?; Making a Choice; Universities and the Two-Body Problem; Lifestyle Discussions; The Two-City Existence; Spatial Separation in Family Life; Tenure Track, Mommy Track; IV. Celebration; Problems, Including Mathematical Problems, from My Early Years. Looking Back ... Looking AheadOlga Taussky and Class Field Theory; Numbers, Matrices, and Commutativity; The Taussky Todd Celebration; A Mathematician at NIST Today; What Use Is Statistics for Massive Data?; Math, with an Attitude; V. Into a New Century; Biased Random Walk: A Brief Mathematical Biography; Challenges; Mathematics in "My Century"; Thought Problems; Outreach and Variety; Demographic Trends and Challenges; Me, a Mathematician?; My Path toward Mathematics; A Cautionary Tale; Role Models and Mentors; An Energetic Career; For the Love of Mathematics.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: edited by Bettye Anne Case, Anne M. Leggett.
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Winner of the 2006 Book Award, Mathematics/Computer Science category, Alpha Sigma Nu, and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities "A definitive work, very carefully written, Complexities Read more...

 
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