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This is a list of women who have made noteworthy contributions to or achievements in mathematics.^{
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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.^{
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Karen Aardal (born 1961), Norwegian and Dutch applied mathematician, theoretical computer scientist, and operations researcher
Hanan Mohamed Abdelrahman , Egyptian and Norwegian mathematics educator
Izabela Abramowicz (1889–1973), Polish mathematician and mathematics educator
Louise Doris Adams (1889–1965), British mathematics reformer, president of the Mathematical Association
Rachel Blodgett Adams (1894–1982), American mathematician, one of the earliest mathematics doctorates from Radcliffe College
Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876–1964), Russian-Dutch researcher in statistical mechanics, randomness, and geometry education
Amandine Aftalion (born 1973), French applied mathematician, studies superfluids and the mathematics of footracing
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718–1799), Italian mathematician and philosopher, possibly the first female mathematics professor
Ilka Agricola (born 1973), German expert on differential geometry and its applications in mathematical physics
Nkechi Agwu (born 1962), African American ethnomathematician
Dorit Aharonov (born 1970), Israeli specialist in quantum computing
Beatrice Aitchison (1908–1997), American topologist who became a transportation economist in the US civil service
Noreen Sher Akbar , Pakistani fluid dynamicist
Shabnam Akhtari , Iranian number theorist
Asuman Aksoy , Turkish-American functional analyst
Meike Akveld , Swiss knot theorist and mathematics educator
Fatiha Alabau (born 1961), French expert in control of partial differential equations, president of French applied mathematics society
Mara Alagic , Serbian mathematics educator, editor-in-chief of Journal of Mathematics and the Arts
Lara Alcock , British mathematics educator and author
Helen Popova Alderson (1924–1972), Russian and British mathematician and translator, wrote on quasigroups and reciprocity laws
Grace Alele-Williams (1932–2022), first woman to lead a Nigerian university
Aldona Aleškevičienė-Statulevičienė (1936–2017), Lithuanian probability theorist
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 (born 1965), 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
Divsha Amirà (1899–1966), Israeli geometer and mathematics educator
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 (born 1976), French mathematical physicist, winner of the Henri Poincaré Prize
Beverly Anderson (born 1943), American mathematician, director of minority programs for Mathematical Sciences Education Board
Kirsti Andersen (born 1941), Danish historian of mathematics
Cabiria Andreian Cazacu (1928–2018), Romanian complex analyst
Hajnal Andréka (born 1947), Hungarian researcher in algebraic logic
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
Lidia Angeleri Hügel (born 1960), Italian expert on tilting theory and silting theory
Guacolda Antoine Lazzerini (1908–2015), Chilean mathematician and mathematics educator
Kathleen Antonelli (1921–2006), Irish-American programmer of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer
Paola Antonietti (born 1980), Italian numerical analyst, applies domain decomposition methods to geophysical simulation
Noriko H. Arai (born 1962), Japanese mathematical logician and artificial intelligence researcher
Crista Arangala , American numerical analyst, textbook author, and international educator
Carolina Araujo , Brazilian algebraic geometer
Gabriela Araujo-Pardo , Mexican graph theorist, president of Mexican Mathematical Society
Maria Angela Ardinghelli (1730–1825), Italian translator of Stephen Hales, mathematician, physicist and noble
Esther Arkin , Israeli-American researcher in operations research and computational geometry
Sandra Arlinghaus , founder of the Institute of Mathematical Geography
Marie-Claude Arnaud , French expert in dynamical systems
Mary Nicholas Arnoldy (1893–1985), American nun and mathematician
Fuensanta Aroca , Spanish-Mexican tropical geometer
Elayne Arrington , American aerospace engineer, expert on Soviet aircraft
Sharon Arroyo , American operations researcher in aircraft manufacture
Michèle Artigue (born 1946), French expert in mathematics education
Natascha Artin Brunswick (1909–2003), German-American mathematician, photographer, and journal editor
Shiri Artstein (born 1978), Israeli mathematician specializing in convex geometry and asymptotic geometric analysis
Marcia Ascher (1935–2013), American ethnomathematician
Winifred Asprey (1917–2007), helped establish the first computer science lab at Vassar
Michèle Audin (born 1954), French researcher in symplectic geometry
Bonnie Averbach (1933–2019), American mathematics and actuarial educator and author
Tamara Awerbuch-Friedlander , American biomathematician and public health scientist
Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923), English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor, winner of the Hughes Medal
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Alexandra Bellow (b. 1935) has contributed to
ergodic theory ,
probability and
analysis .
Ellen Baake (born 1961), German mathematical biologist
Wealthy Babcock (1895–1990), American mathematician, namesake of Kansas University mathematics library
Christine Bachoc (born 1964), French expert on coding theory and kissing numbers
Clara Latimer Bacon (1866–1948), first woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University
Jenny Baglivo (born 1948), American mathematician, statistician, and book author
Hajer Bahouri (born 1958), Franco-Tunisian mathematician interested in partial differential equations
Ann E. Bailie (born 1935), American mathematician and space scientist, discovered that the earth is pear-shaped
Frances Ellen Baker (1902–1995), American mathematician and number theorist
Kitty Baker (1912–2014), American mathematics educator, artist and weaver, and author
Rose Baker , British physicist, mathematician, and statistician
Ruth Baker , British mathematical biologist interested in pattern formation and morphogenesis
Rena Bakhshi (born 1981), Dutch complex network theorist
Viviane Baladi (born 1963), Swiss-French expert on dynamical systems
Jennifer Balakrishnan , American number theorist who solved the "cursed curve"
Deborah Loewenberg Ball , American mathematics education researcher
Catherine Bandle (born 1943), Swiss expert on differential equations and isoperimetric inequalities
Selenne Bañuelos (born 1985), Mexican-American mathematician and mathematical biologist
Hélène Barcelo (born 1954), mathematician from Québec, former 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
Margaret Baron (1915–1996), British mathematics educator and historian of mathematics
Lida Barrett (1927–2021), second female president of the MAA
June Barrow-Green (born 1953), British historian of mathematics
Jean Bartik (1924–2011), one of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer
Estelle Basor (born 1947), American mathematician interested in operator theory and the theory of random matrices
Marjorie Batchelor , American mathematician known for Batchelor's theorem on supermanifolds
Grace Bates (1914–1996), one of few women in the United States to be granted a PhD in mathematics in the 1940s
Lynn Batten (born 1948), Canadian immigrant to Australia, researcher in finite geometries and cryptography
Helga Baum (born 1954), German differential geometer
Patricia E. Bauman , studies the mathematics of liquid crystals and superconductors
Karin Baur , Swiss combinatorial representation theorist
Agnes Sime Baxter (1870–1917), second Canadian and fourth North American woman to earn a mathematics PhD
Margaret Bayer , American mathematician working in polyhedral combinatorics
Pilar Bayer (born 1946), Spanish number theorist
Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (born 1951), Hungarian-Swiss mathematician, proved Serre's conjecture on Galois cohomology of classical groups
Jillian Beardwood (1934–2019), British mathematician, contributed to the traveling salesperson problem
Karine Beauchard (born 1978), French control theorist
Agnès Beaudry , Canadian-American stable homotopy theorist
Miriam Becker (1909–2000), American mathematician whose career became a test case for unionization and academic tenure
Astrid Beckmann (born 1957), German mathematician, mathematics educator, physicist, and academic administrator
May Beenken (1901–1988), American mathematician
Janet Beery , American mathematician and historian of mathematics
Mary Beisiegel , American mathematics educator
Marion Beiter (1907–1982), American mathematician, expert on cyclotomic polynomials
sarah-marie belcastro , American algebraic geometer, editor of books on mathematics and fiber arts
Hélène Bellosta (1946–2011), French historian of mathematics in medieval Islam
Alexandra Bellow (born 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 (1947–2022), American mathematician, expert on Lie algebras
Alona Ben-Tal , Israeli and New Zealand applied mathematician, models human and bird breathing
Deborah J. Bennett (born 1950), American mathematics educator and popular mathematics book author
Sylvie Benzoni (born 1967), 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 (born 1953), American researcher in numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and
parallel computing
Tanja Bergkvist (born 1974), Swedish mathematician and anti-feminist activist
Julie Bergner , American expert on algebraic topology, homotopy theory, and higher category theory
Nicole Berline (born 1944), French researcher on index theory of elliptic differential operators
Natalia Berloff , professor of applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge
Leah Berman (born 1976), American discrete geometer
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
Inga Berre (born 1978), Norwegian applied mathematician, models porous media and geothermal systems
Valérie Berthé (born 1968), French researcher in symbolic dynamics, combinatorics on words, and discrete geometry
Andrea Bertozzi (born 1965), American researcher in partial differential equations, studies mathematics of urban crime
Nadine Bezuk , American mathematics educator, president and executive director of Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Vasanti N. Bhat-Nayak (1938–2009), professor of combinatorics and head of mathematics at the University of Mumbai
Ushadevi Bhosle (born 1949), Indian expert on vector bundles
Francesca Biagini (born 1973), Italian-German probability theorist and financial mathematician
Ginestra Bianconi , Italian network scientist
Lydia Bieri (born 1972), Swiss-American expert on general relativity, gravity waves, and the history of cosmology
Anna Maria Bigatti , Italian algebraist, developer of CoCoA
Miggy Biller , British mathematician and mathematics educator
Sara Billey (born 1968), American algebraic combinatorialist
Katalin Bimbó (born 1963), Canadian mathematical logician and proof theorist
Christina Birkenhake (born 1961), German algebraic geometer
Joan Birman (born 1927), American braid and knot theorist
Laure Blanc-Féraud (born 1963), French applied mathematician and image processing researcher
Gertrude Blanch (1897–1996), American numerical analyst
Roswitha Blind , German convex geometer and politician
Karen M. Bliss , American applied mathematician specializing in biomedical applications and materials science
Lenore Blum (born 1942), distinguished professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University
Jo Boaler (born 1964), British-American promoter of mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms
Mary L. Boas (1917–2010), author of Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
Christine Böckmann (born 1955), German numerical analyst, expert in atmospheric lidar
Graciela Boente , Argentine mathematical statistician known for her research in robust statistics
Neda Bokan (born 1947), Serbian differential geometer
Natashia Boland (born 1967), Australian mathematician and operations researcher
Sylvie Boldo , French expert in formal verification of numerical computation
Aline Bonami , French mathematical analyst, president of the Société mathématique de France
Petra Bonfert-Taylor , German-American complex analyst and engineering educator
Virginie Bonnaillie-Noël (born 1976), French numerical analyst
Alicia Boole Stott (1860–1940), Irish-English four-dimensional geometer
Mary Everest Boole (1832–1916), self-taught author of didactic works on mathematics
Kathleen Booth (1922–2022), British mathematician and pioneer of assembly language computer programming
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
Liouba Bortniker (1860 – after 1903), Russian-French mathematician, first woman agrégée in mathematics, first winner of Peccot prize
Fernanda Botelho (born 1957), Portuguese-American functional analyst
Mary Michel Boulus (1926–2012), American Catholic nun, mathematics teacher, and college president
Anne Bourlioux , Canadian expert in turbulent combustion and world record holder in indoor rowing
Élisabeth Bouscaren (born 1956), French mathematician who studies the connections between algebraic geometry and model theory
Mireille Bousquet-Mélou (born 1967), French combinatorialist
Anne Boutet de Monvel (born 1948), French applied mathematician and mathematical physicist
Debra Boutin , American mathematician, expert on the symmetries of graphs
Sylvia Bozeman (born 1947), African-American mathematician and academic administrator
Lis Brack-Bernsen (born 1946), Danish and Swiss mathematician, historian of science, and historian of mathematics
Mary Bradburn (1923–2000), British mathematics educator, president of the Mathematical Association
Elizabeth Bradley (born 1961), American expert in nonlinear dynamical systems, competed in 1988 Olympics
Lillian K. Bradley (1921–1995), first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in any subject at the University of Texas
Dorothy Brady (1903–1977), American mathematician and economist
Priscilla Braislin (1838–1888), first professor of mathematics at Vassar College
Leila Bram (1927–1979), head of mathematics for Office of Naval Research
Leticia Brambila Paz (born 1953), Mexican algebraic geometer
Bodil Branner (born 1943), founder of European Women in Mathematics, chair of the Danish Mathematical Society
Hel Braun (1914–1986), German number theorist
Elena Braverman , Russian, Israeli, and Canadian researcher in delay differential equations and difference equations
Loretta Braxton (1934–2019), American mathematician
Marilyn Breen (born 1944), American geometer
Tara E. Brendle , American low-dimensional topologist and combinatorial group theorist
Susanne Brenner , expert in the numerical solution of differential equations
Sonja Brentjes (born 1951), German historian of Islamic mathematics and cartography
Diane Briars (born 1951), American mathematics educator, advocate for education reform, president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Kathrin Bringmann (born 1977), German number theorist, expert on mock theta functions, winner of SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
Ruth Britto , American mathematical physicist
Jill Britton (1944–2016), Canadian mathematics educator, author of educational books on mathematics
Bárbara 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
Tamara Broderick , American mathematician and computer scientist who works in machine learning and Bayesian inference
Lia Bronsard (born 1963), Canadian expert on interface dynamics, president of Canadian Mathematical Society
Margaret Brown , British mathematics educator
Susan Brown (1937–2017), English fluid mechanics researcher, possibly second female mathematics professor in UK
Marjorie Lee Browne (1914–1979), one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics
Laurence Broze (born 1960), Belgian applied mathematician, statistician, and economist, president of l'association femmes et mathématiques
Karen Brucks (1957–2017), American mathematician, expert on one-dimensional dynamical systems
Maria Bruna (born 1984), Spanish applied mathematician known for stochastic modelling of multiscale phenomena
Sophie Bryant (1850–1922), Anglo-Irish mathematician, educator, feminist and activist
Ranee Brylinski (born 1957), American mathematician known for her research in representation theory and quantum logic gates
Evelyn Buckwar , German-Austrian expert on stochastic differential equations
Alina Bucur , American analytic number theorist and arithmetic statistician
Lilya Budaghyan , Armenian-Norwegian cryptographer
Annalisa Buffa (born 1973), Italian specialist in numerical analysis for partial differential equations
Marta Bunge (1938–2022), Argentine-Canadian category theorist
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner (born 1951), German expert on numerical linear algebra
Regina S. Burachik , Argentine-Australian researcher in convex analysis, functional analysis and non-smooth analysis
Marilyn Burns (born 1941), American mathematics educator and author of children's books on mathematics
Ellen Burrell (1850–1938), American mathematician
Gail F. Burrill , American mathematics educator, president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Leone Burton (1936–2007), British researcher in ethnomathematics, founded book series on women in mathematics
Edith Bush (1882–1977), American mathematician, first female engineering professor at Tufts University
Ida Busbridge (1908–1988), studied integral equations and radiative transfer, first female mathematics fellow at Oxford
Marjorie V. Butcher (1925–2016), American actuarial mathematician, first woman mathematics instructor at Michigan, first woman professor at Trinity College Connecticut
Lynne Butler (born 1955), American combinatorialist and mathematical statistician
Margaret K. Butler (1924–2013), computer programmer, director of the National Energy Software Center at Argonne
Helen Byrne , British applied mathematician and mathematical biologist
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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 .
María Emilia Caballero , Mexican probability theorist
Angelina Cabras (1898–1993), Italian mathematician, physicist, and theoretical mechanics professor
Fioralba Cakoni , Albanian expert on inverse scattering theory
Maria-Carme Calderer , Spanish-American researcher in applied mathematics
Nora Calderwood (1896–1985), Scottish mathematician, namesake of Birmingham University's Calderwood Prize
Daniela Calvetti , Italian-American mathematician whose work connects Bayesian statistics with numerical analysis
Erika Tatiana Camacho (born 1974), Mexican-American mathematical biologist
Lucy Campbell , geophysical fluid dynamics researcher from Barbados, Jamaica, Ghana, and Canada
Sue Ann Campbell , Canadian applied mathematician and computational neuroscientist, president of Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society
Jessie Forbes Cameron (1883–1968), British mathematician, first woman to complete her PhD in mathematics at the University of Marburg
Naiomi Cameron , American combinatorist, vice president of National Association of Mathematicians
Patricia Campbell , American mathematics educator
María Antònia Canals (1930–2022), Spanish mathematics educator and recreational mathematician
Sunčica Čanić , Croatian-American expert in modeling the cardiovascular system and devices for treating it
Ana Cannas da Silva (born 1968), Portuguese mathematician specializing in symplectic geometry and geometric topology
Barbara Canright (1920–1997), American human computer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Yaiza Canzani , Spanish and Uruguayan mathematical analysis, known for work in spectral geometry and microlocal analysis
Mireille Capitaine , French researcher on random matrices and free probability theory
Lucia Caporaso , Italian algebraic geometer
Marian Palmer Capps (1901–2001), American mathematician and leader of prominent African-American women's societies
Ana Caraiani , Romanian-American IMO medalist, Putnam fellow, expert in algebraic number theory and the Langlands program
Olivia Caramello (born 1984), Italian topos theorist
Alessandra Carbone , Italian mathematician and computer scientist, studies protein interactions in muscular dystrophy
Sally Elizabeth Carlson (1896–2000), first woman to obtain a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Minnesota
Ana Carpio , Spanish applied mathematician
María J. Carro (born 1961), Spanish mathematical analyst
Anna Cartan (1878–1923), French mathematician, teacher and textbook author, student of Marie Curie
Coralia Cartis , Romanian expert on compressed sensing, numerical analysis, and regularization methods in optimization
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
Eleonora Catsigeras (born 1956), Uruguayan mathematician, applies dynamical systems in neuroscience
Catherine Cavagnaro (born 1965), American low-dimensional topologist and aerobatic aviator
Beatrice Mabel Cave-Browne-Cave (1874–1947), English pioneer in the mathematics of aeronautics
Frances Cave-Browne-Cave (1876–1965), English mathematician and computer scientist, taught at Girton College, Cambridge
Anny Cazenave (born 1944), French space geodesist, pioneer in satellite altimetry
Zoia Ceaușescu (1949–2006), Romanian functional analyst, daughter of Communist leader
Elena Celledoni (born 1967), Italian-Norwegian expert on numerical analysis, Lie groups, and structure-preserving algorithms
Sue Chandler , author of English secondary-school mathematics textbooks
Melody Chan , American expert in combinatorial commutative algebra, graph theory, and tropical geometry
Sun-Yung Alice Chang (born 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 (born 1958), Indian-American expert in quantum algebra
Ruth Charney (born 1950), American expert on geometric group theory and Artin groups, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics (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
Indira Chatterji (born 1973), Swiss-Indian low-dimensional geometer
Zoé Chatzidakis , French researcher in model theory and differential algebra
Madeleine Chaumont (1896–1973), French mathematician, one of first women at École normale supérieure
Jennifer Tour Chayes (born 1956), expert on phase transitions in networks, founder of the theory group at Microsoft Research
Karine Chemla (born 1958), French historian of Chinese mathematics
Jacqueline Chen , American applied mathematician and mechanical engineer, applies massively parallel computing to simulate combustion
Xiaojun Chen , Chinese applied mathematician, expert on nonconvex optimization
Margaret Cheney (born 1955), American expert on inverse problems
Leslie Cheng , American harmonic analyst
Maggie Cheng , Chinese-American applied mathematician, computer scientist, and network scientist
Miranda Cheng (born 1979), 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
Alina Chertock , mathematician specializing in the numerical solution of partial differential equations modeling flow and chemotaxis
Amanda Chetwynd , British combinatorist and spatial statistician
Elaine Chew , Singaporean-American expert in the mathematics and visualization of concepts in music theory
Tanya Christiansen , American expert on scattering theory and partial differential equations
Graciela Chichilnisky (born 1944), Argentine-American mathematical economist and authority on climate change
Phyllis Chinn (born 1941), American graph theorist and historian of mathematics
Grace Chisholm Young (1868–1944), English mathematician, first woman to receive a German doctorate
Sonya Christian , Indian mathematician and American community college administrator
YoungJu Choie (born 1959), Korean number theorist
Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (born 1923), French mathematician and physicist, first woman elected to the French Academy
Maria Chudnovsky (born 1977), Israeli-American graph theorist, MacArthur Fellow
Fan Chung (born 1949), Taiwanese-American researcher in random graphs
Julia Chuzhoy , Israeli expert in approximation algorithms and graph minor theory
Monique Chyba , applied control theory to autonomous underwater vehicles
Agata Ciabattoni , Italian non-classical mathematical logician
Maria Cibrario (1905–1992), Italian specialist in partial differential equations
Marta Civil , American mathematics educator
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 (born 1970), American expert on differential geometry and its applications to differential equations
Mary Clem (1905–1979), American mathematician and human computer, invented zero check error detection
Harriet Redfield Cobb (1866–1958), American mathematician
Anne Cobbe (1920–1971), British algebraist
Sally Cockburn (born 1960), Canadian-American mathematician
Judita Cofman (1936–2001), Yugoslav-German finite geometer and mathematics educator, first mathematics doctorate from Novi Sad
Doris Cohen , American mathematician, first female author in the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Elaine Cohen , American pioneer in the use of splines for geometric modeling
Marion Cohen (born 1943), American poet and mathematician, teaches the relationship between art and mathematics
Miriam Cohen (born 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
Nancy Cole (1902–1991), American mathematician, made pioneering contributions to Morse theory
Caroline Colijn , Canadian mathematical epidemiologist
Susan Jane Colley (born 1959), first female editor-in-chief of the American Mathematical Monthly
Agnes Bell Collier (1860–1930), British mathematician
Karen L. Collins , American graph theorist and combinatorist
Sandra Collins (born 1970), Irish fluid dynamicist and librarian
Coralie Colmez , French writer on legal mathematics
Maria Colombo (born 1989), Italian mathematical analyst
Caterina Consani (born 1963), Italian mathematician specializing in arithmetic geometry
Keisha Cook , American mathematical biologist
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
Lesley Cormack (born 1957), Canadian historian of mathematics and historian of geography
Sylvie Corteel , French combinatorialist, former editor-in-chief of Journal of Combinatorial Theory , Series A
Véronique Cortier , French mathematician and computer scientist, uses mathematical logic to verify cryptographic protocols
Carla Cotwright-Williams (born 1973), African-American data scientist for the US government
Pamela G. Coxson , American applied mathematician specializing in disease modeling
Collette Coullard , American matroid theorist and operations researcher
Judith Covington , American mathematics educator
Lenore Cowen , American discrete mathematician, computer scientist, and computational biologist
Elizabeth Buchanan Cowley (1874–1945), American mathematician, advocated high school teaching of solid geometry
Annalisa Crannell , American expert on water waves and geometric perspective
Alissa Crans , American mathematician specializing in higher-dimensional algebra
Mary Croarken , British historian of mathematics and of computing
Marie Crous , 17th-century mathematician who introduced the decimal system to France
Ana Bela Cruzeiro (born 1957), Portuguese and Swiss stochastic analyst
Marianna Csörnyei (born 1975), Hungarian researcher in real analysis, geometric measure theory, and functional analysis
Helen F. Cullen (1919–2007), American topologist
Jane Cullum (born 1938), American applied mathematician known for her work in numerical algorithms and control theory
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
Serafina Cuomo (born 1966), Italian historian of ancient mathematics
Antonella Cupillari (born 1955), Italian-American mathematics educator, historian of mathematics, and biographer of Agnesi
Ruth F. Curtain (1941–2018), Australian-Dutch expert in infinite-dimensional linear systems
Carina Curto (born 1978), American mathematical neuroscientist
Eleanor P. Cushing (1856–1925), American mathematician
Elizabeth Cuthill (1923–2011), American applied mathematician and Navy researcher known for sparse matrix ordering
Annie Cuyt (born 1956), Belgian expert on approximation
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Ingrid Daubechies is known for her
Daubechies wavelets .
Sophie Dabo-Niang , Senegalese-French mathematician and statistician
Amy Dahan , French mathematician, historian of mathematics, and historian of the politics of climate change
Mimi Dai , American expert in partial differential equations
Karma Dajani , Lebanese-Dutch mathematician, applies ergodic theory to number theory
Anne-Laure Dalibard , French mathematician, expert on fluid dynamics in oceanography
Ewa Damek (born 1958), Polish mathematical analyst, namesake of Damek–Ricci spaces
Pallavi Dani , Indian-American geometric group theorist
Donatella Danielli (born 1966), Italian-American specialist in partial differential equations
Sofia Danova (1879–1946), Bulgarian teacher and philanthropist, first Bulgarian woman to graduate in mathematics
Christine Darden (born 1942), American aeronautical engineer who researches sonic booms
Geraldine Claudette Darden (born 1936), one of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics
Panagiota Daskalopoulos , Greek-American differential geometer
Nilanjana Datta , Indian-born British quantum information theorist
Ingrid Daubechies (born 1954), Belgian physicist and mathematician, known for wavelets
Monique Dauge (born 1956), French mathematician and numerical analyst
Chantal David (born 1964), Canadian analytic number theorist and arithmetic statistician
Giuliana Davidoff , American number theorist and expert on expander graphs
Penny J. Davies , Scottish expert on wave scattering, president of Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Nicole De Grande-De Kimpe (1936–2008), Belgian pioneer in $p$ -adic functional analysis
Christine De Mol (born 1954), Belgian applied mathematician and mathematical physicist
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
Kaye A. de Ruiz , American mathematics educator
Daniela De Silva , Italian mathematician known for her expertise in partial differential equations
Luz de Teresa (born 1965), Mexican control theorist, president of Mexican Mathematical Society
Gerda de Vries , Canadian mathematician who studies dynamical systems and mathematical physiology
Winifred Margaret Deans (1901–1990), British translator of German mathematics and physics texts into English
Mary Deconge (born 1933), one of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics
Maria Deijfen (born 1975), Swedish graph theorist and probability theorist
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
Beryl May Dent (1900–1977), British mathematical physicist, researcher in molecular forces and computer-aided design
Darinka Dentcheva , Bulgarian-American convex analyst
Marjorie Devaney (1931–2007), mathematician, electrical engineer, and pioneering computer programmer
Shakuntala Devi (1939–2013), Indian child prodigy, writer, and mental calculator
Cécile DeWitt-Morette (1922–2017), French founder of l'École de physique des Houches
Elena Deza (born 1961), French-Russian mathematician, author of books on figurate numbers and metric spaces
Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini (born 1946), Italian expert on type theory, lambda calculus, and programming language semantics
Eleonora Di Nezza , Italian Kahler geometer
Giulia Di Nunno (born 1973), Italian expert in stochastic analysis and financial mathematics, promoter of mathematics in Africa
Sandra Di Rocco (born 1967), Italian-Swedish algebraic geometer
Carrie Diaz Eaton , American mathematical biologist
Auguste Dick (1910–1993), Austrian historian of mathematics and biographer of Emmy Noether
Alicia Dickenstein (born 1955), Argentine algebraic geometer, vice-president of the International Mathematical Union
Caren Diefenderfer (1952–2017), American mathematician, president of National Numeracy Network
Susanne Dierolf (1942–2009), German expert on topological vector spaces
Ada Dietz (1882–1950), American weaver who used algebraic expressions to design textiles
Ulla Dinger (born 1955), Swedish mathematical analyst, first female doctorate in mathematics at University of Gothenburg
Irit Dinur , Israeli researcher in probabilistically checkable proofs and hardness of approximation
Serena Dipierro , Italian expert on partial differential equations
Susanne Ditlevsen , Danish mathematical biologist and biostatistician
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
Rosa Donat (born 1960), Spanish mathematician, uses multiresolution methods for flows with shock waves and high Mach number
Suzanne Dorée , American group theorist and mathematics educator
Isabel Dotti , Argentine expert on homogeneous manifolds
Itala D'Ottaviano (born 1944), Brazilian logician
Yael Dowker (1919–2016), Israeli researcher in measure theory and ergodic theory
Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889–1971), American cryptanalyst during both World War I and World War II
Suely Druck , Brazilian mathematician, president of Brazilian Mathematical Society
Cornelia Druțu Romanian mathematician, won Whitehead Prize for research in geometric group theory
Malgorzata Dubiel , Polish and Canadian mathematics educator
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
Marie Duflo (1940–2019), French probability theorist, activist for foreigners in France
Vida Dujmović (born 1972), Yugoslav-Canadian graph theorist
Della Dumbaugh , American historian of mathematics, editor-in-chief of American Mathematical Monthly
Ioana Dumitriu (born 1976), Romanian-American numerical analyst
Julena Steinheider Duncombe (1911–2003), American mathematics teacher and astronomer
Elizabeth B. Dussan V. (born 1946), American expert on the behavior of fluids
Nira Dyn , Israeli expert on subdivision surfaces
E
Annie Easley (1933–2011), human computer at
NASA
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
Josephine D. Edwards (1942–1985), Australian mathematician, founded Australian Mathematics Competition
Mary Edwards (c. 1750–1815), human computer for the British Nautical Almanac
Ranthony Edmonds , American postdoctoral algebraist
Constance van Eeden (1927–2021), Dutch nonparameteric statistician who contributed to the development of statistics in Canada
Hettie Belle Ege (1861–1942), American mathematician, acting president of Mills College
Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest (1905–1984), Dutch researcher in combinatorics and graph theory
Andrée Ehresmann (born 1935), French category theorist
Gertrude Ehrlich (born 1923), Austrian-American algebraist and number theorist
Thyra Eibe (1866–1955), first woman to earn a mathematics degree from the University of Copenhagen, translator of Euclid
Bettina Eick (born 1968), German computational group theorist
Carolyn Eisele (1902–2000), American mathematician, historian of mathematics, expert on Charles Sanders Peirce
Nathalie Eisenbaum , French probability theorist
Kirsten Eisenträger , German-American researcher in computational number theory
Tanja Eisner (born 1980), Ukrainian-German expert on operator theory
Nicole El Karoui (born 1944), Tunisian-French pioneer in mathematical finance
Amèle El Mahdi (born 1956), Algerian mathematics professor and writer
Nerida Ellerton (born 1942), Australian mathematics educator and historian of mathematics education
Joanne Elliott (1925–2023), American mathematician specializing in potential theory
Jo Ellis-Monaghan , American mathematician interested in graph polynomials and topological graph theory
Maria Emelianenko , Russian-American expert on centroidal Voronoi tessellation
Susan Empson , American scholar of mathematics education including childhood development of the concept of fractions
Gisela Engeln-Müllges (born 1940), escapee from East Germany, expert in numerical algorithms, and abstract artist
Susanna S. Epp (born 1943), American researcher in discrete mathematics and mathematical logic
Karin Erdmann (born 1948), German researcher in modular representation theory and homological algebra
Viveka Erlandsson , Swedish low-dimensional topologist and geometer
Anna Erschler (born 1977), Russian-French expert on random walks on groups
Hélène Esnault (born 1953), French algebraic geometer, winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
Maria J. Esteban (born 1956), Basque-French applied mathematician, president of International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Alison Etheridge FRS (born 1964), English researcher in theoretical population genetics and mathematical ecology
Christina Eubanks-Turner , American mathematics educator, graph theorist, and commutative algebraist
F
Philippa Fawcett gained international fame when she obtained the top score on the 1890
Mathematical Tripos at
Cambridge .
Cornelia Fabri (1869–1915), Italian mathematician, first woman to graduate in math from University of Pisa.
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
Barbara Trader Faires (born 1943), American mathematician and textbook author, secretary of MAA
Bianca Falcidieno , Italian applied mathematician, pioneer of semantics-driven shape modeling
Etta Zuber Falconer (1933–2002), one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
Ruma Falk (1932–2020), Israeli psychologist and philosopher of mathematics specializing in human understanding of probability
María Falk de Losada , American-born Colombian mathematician, co-founded Colombian Mathematical Olympiad, rector of Antonio Nariño University
Mary Fama (1938–2021), New Zealand applied mathematician, expert on rock deformation in mining
Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla (born 1956), Colombian and Italian mathematics educator
Barbara Fantechi (born 1966), Italian algebraic geometer
Rosa María Farfán , Mexican researcher in social epistemology and mathematics education
Marie Farge (born 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
Heike Fassbender , German expert in numerical linear algebra, first woman to lead a German mathematical society
Lisa Fauci (born 1960), American applied mathematician who applies computational fluid dynamics to biological processes
Patricia Fauring , Argentine mathematician, coach of the Argentine mathematical olympiad team
Odile Favaron (born 1938), French graph theorist
Philippa Fawcett (1868–1948), English educationalist, first woman to obtain the top score in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos
Anita Burdman Feferman (1927–2015), American historian of mathematics and mathematical biographer
Nina Fefferman , American mathematical biologist
Eva-Maria Feichtner (born 1972), German algebraic geometer
Joan Feigenbaum (born 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
Zhilan Feng (born 1959), Chinese-American applied mathematician, mathematical biologist, and epidemiologist
Elizabeth Fennema (1928–2021), researched attitudes of young women towards mathematics and their classroom interactions
Anuška Ferligoj (born 1947), Slovenian mathematical sociologist and researcher in network analysis
Begoña Fernández , Mexican probability theorist and expert in mathematical finance
Elena Fernández (born 1956), Spanish operations researcher, president of Association of European Operational Research Societies
Marisa Fernández , Spanish differential geometer
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 (born 1954), American researcher in mathematics education
Judith V. Field (born 1943), British historian of mathematics and art
Anna Fino , Italian differential geometer
Jessica Fintzen , German p -adic representation theorist
Farideh Firoozbakht (1962–2019), Iranian number theorist
Ilse Fischer (born 1975), Austrian combinatorialist
Irene Fischer (1907–2009), Austrian-American geodesist for Mercury and Apollo spaceflights, member of National Academy of Engineering
Vera Fischer , Austrian set theorist and mathematical logician
Naomi Fisher , American mathematics educator, worked to bring together research mathematicians and educators
Mary Flahive (born 1948), American mathematician, author of books on difference equations and diophantine approximation
Sarah Flannery (born 1982), winner of the EU Young Scientist of the Year Award for her teenage research on cryptography
Erica Flapan (born 1956), American researcher in low-dimensional topology and knot theory
Jennifer Flegg , Australian applied mathematician
Irmgard Flügge-Lotz (1903–1974), German aerodynamics researcher, first female engineering professor at Stanford
Natasha Flyer (born 1969), American earth scientist and applied mathematician, expert on radial basis functions
Anne Bosworth Focke (1868–1907), first mathematics professor at what is now University of Rhode Island; student of David Hilbert
Amanda Folsom (born 1979), American number theorist
Irene Fonseca (born 1956), Portuguese-American director of the Center for Nonlinear Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University
Phyllis Fox (1923–2017), American mathematician and computer scientist, collaborator on the first LISP interpreter
Marguerite Frank (born 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
Elena Freda (1890–1978), Italian mathematician, applied mathematical analysis to electromagnetics and biology
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
Nedda Friberti (born 1913), Italian mathematician, refugee from Nazi-occupied Italy
Susan Friedlander (born 1946), English-American researcher in fluid dynamics, first female editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the AMS
Joyce Friedman (1928–2018), American mathematician, operations researcher, computer scientist, and computational linguist
Aline Huke Frink (1904–2000), American mathematician and professor
Charlotte Froese Fischer (born 1929), Canadian-American expert on atomic-structure calculations who predicted negative calcium ions
Hannah Fry (born 1984), English complex systems theorist and public speaker
Shirley M. Frye , American mathematics educator, president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Elza Furtado Gomide (1925–2013), Brazilian mathematician, first female doctorate in mathematics at University of São Paulo
Cohl Furey , Canadian mathematical physicist
Fumiko Futamura , Japanese-American mathematician, expert on graphical perspective
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 .
Lisl Gaal (born 1924), Austrian-born American set theorist and Galois theorist
Isabelle Gallagher (born 1973), French researcher in partial differential equations
Eva Gallardo (born 1971), president of Spanish Mathematical Society
Irene M. Gamba (born 1957), Argentine-American applied mathematician
Svetlana Gannushkina (born 1942), Russian mathematician and human rights activist
Nina Gantert , Swiss and German probability theorist
Kseniya Garaschuk (born 1982), Soviet-born Canadian mathematics educator, editor of Crux Mathematicorum
Pascale Garaud , French-American applied mathematician interested in fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and their applications to astrophysics
Laura Gardini (born 1952), Italian mathematician, applies chaotic dynamics to economics
Manuela Garín (1914–2019), Spanish-born pioneer of Mexican mathematics
Annie Marie Watkins Garraway (born 1940), American mathematician who worked in telecommunications and electronic data transmission
Adriana Garroni (born 1966), Italian mathematician, expert on modeling plasticity and fracture
Mary Cleophas Garvin (1899–1990), American mathematician
Karin Gatermann (1961–2005), German mathematician, researcher in symbolic computation and dynamical systems
Geneviève Gauthier (born 1967), Canadian financial mathematician, statistician, and decision scientist
Véronique Gayrard , French probability theorist
Mai Gehrke (born 1964), Danish lattice theorist and mathematical logician
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
Sue Geller , American mathematician with interdisciplinary interests in algebraic K-theory, bioinformatics, and biostatistics
Hélyette Geman , French researcher in mathematical finance
Ruth Gentry (1862–1917), American geometer
Sommer Gentry , American mathematician, applies dance notation to haptic interaction and operations research to organ transplants
Maria-Pia Geppert (1907–1997), German mathematician and biostatistician who founded the Biometrical Journal
Ralucca Gera , American graph theorist and mathematics educator
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
Nadeschda Gernet (1877–1943), Russian mathematician, student of David Hilbert, worked in the calculus of variations
Judith Gersting (born 1940), American mathematician, computer scientist, and textbook author
Ellen Gethner , American graph theorist
Patrizia Gianni (born 1952), Italian expert in computer algebra
Danuta Gierulanka (1909–1995), Polish mathematics educator and philosopher of mathematics
Irène Gijbels , Belgian mathematical statistician and expert in nonparametric statistics
Olga Gil Medrano (born 1956), Spanish geometric analyst, first female president of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society
Anna C. Gilbert (born 1972), American expert in streaming algorithms and matching pursuit
Jane Piore Gilman (born 1945), topologist and group theorist, distinguished professor of mathematics at Rutgers University
Gloria Ford Gilmer , American ethnomathematician
Joella Gipson (1929–2012), American music educator and mathematics educator, first African-American student at Mt. St. Mary's College
Vivette Girault (born 1943), French expert on numerical analysis, finite element methods, and computational fluid dynamics
E. G. Glagoleva (1926–2015), Soviet and Russian mathematician, mathematics educator, and textbook author
Josephine Burns Glasgow (1887–1969), American group theorist, active in American Association of University Women
Muriel Glauert (1892–1949), British mathematician and aerodynamicist
Sarah Glaz (born 1947), Romanian-Israeli-American commutative algebraist and mathematical poet
Heide Gluesing-Luerssen (born 1961), German mathematician specializing in algebraic coding theory
Julia Gog , English mathematical biologist, uses mathematics to study the spread of infectious diseases
Linda Gojak , American mathematics educator, president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Nüzhet Gökdoğan (1910–2003), Turkish astronomer and mathematician, founder of Turkish Mathematical Society
Bonnie Gold (born 1948), 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
Christina Goldschmidt , British probability theorist
Catherine Goldstein (born 1958), French number theorist and historian of mathematics
Gisèle Ruiz Goldstein (born 1958), American expert in partial differential equations, operator theory, and mathematical finance
Susan Goldstine , American mathematician active in mathematics and fiber arts
Shafi Goldwasser (born 1958), American-born Israeli theoretical cryptographer
Concha Gómez , Italian and Cuban-American mathematician and advocate for diversity in STEM
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
Valentina Gorbachuk (born 1937), Ukrainian operator theorist
Maria Gordina (born 1968), Russian-American mathematical analyst
Carolyn S. Gordon (born 1950), isospectral geometer who proved that you can't hear the shape of a drum
Julia Gordon , Canadian representation theorist, winner of Michler and Krieger–Nelson prizes
Pamela Gorkin , American complex analyst and textbook author
Sigal Gottlieb , American expert in numerical simulation of the partial differential equations used in aerodynamics
Aline Gouget (born 1977), French cryptographer
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 (born 1938), American historian of 18th- and 19th-century mathematics
Eva-Maria Graefe , German-English mathematical physicist, expert in ultracold atoms and Non-Hermitian quantum mechanics
Christine Graffigne (born 1959), French expert on Markov random fields for image analysis
Maria Gramegna (1887–1915), Italian mathematician, pioneer of abstraction in functional analysis
Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924–2023), one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
Antonella Grassi , mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry and string theory
Mary Graustein (1884–1972), American mathematician, first mathematical doctorate from Radcliffe College
Marion Cameron Gray (1902–1979), Scottish telephone engineer, discoverer of the Gray graph
Mary W. Gray (born 1939), author on mathematics, mathematics education, economic equity, discrimination law, and academic freedom
Judy Green (born 1943), logician and historian of women in mathematics
Anne Greenbaum (born 1951), American expert in theoretical and numerical linear algebra
Catherine Greenhill , Australian graph theorist
Sarah J. Greenwald , American mathematician, studies connections between mathematics and society
Cindy Greenwood (born 1937), Canadian statistician, winner of Krieger-Nelson Prize
Sina Greenwood , New Zealand topologist
Ruth Gregory , British mathematical physicist specializing in general relativity and cosmology
Margaret Greig (1922–1999), English applied mathematician, developed theory for worsted spinning
Harriet Griffin (1903–1991), American mathematician, author of a textbook on number theory
Lois Wilfred Griffiths (1899–1981), American expert on polygonal numbers
Laura Grigori , French applied mathematician, known for communication-avoiding algorithms for numerical linear algebra
Ellina Grigorieva , Russian expert on mathematical problem solving
Elisenda Grigsby , American low-dimensional topologist
Clara Grima (born 1971), Spanish computational geometer, co-discoverer of scutoids, mathematics popularizer
Margaret Grimshaw (1905–1990), English mathematician at Cambridge and author on Hilbert spaces
Birgit Grodal (1943–2004), Danish mathematical economist, studied atomless economies
Ione Grogan (1891–1961), American schoolteacher, mathematics professor, and literary club leader
Edna Grossman , German-born American designer of the Data Encryption Standard and of the slide attack in cryptography
Marcia Groszek , American mathematician whose research concerns mathematical logic, set theory, forcing, and recursion theory
Gerd Grubb (born 1939), Danish expert on pseudodifferential operators
Helen G. Grundman , American number theorist
Weiqing Gu , Chinese-American researcher on differential geometry and the mathematics of cancer growth
Rebeca Guber (1926–2020), Argentine mathematician, founder of Argentine Calculation Society
Christine Guenther , American expert on the Ricci flow
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
Joséphine Guidy Wandja (born 1945), Ivorian mathematician
Alice Guionnet (born 1969), French probability theorist
Geneviève Guitel (1895–1982), French mathematician who studied natural-language numbering systems
Kanta Gupta (1938–2016), Indian-Canadian researcher on abstract algebra and group theory
Neena Gupta , Indian mathematician who solved the Zariski cancellation problem
Rona Gurkewitz , American mathematician and computer scientist known for her work on modular origami
Margaret Gurney (1908–2002), American mathematician, survey statistician, and pioneering computer programmer
Rochelle Gutierrez , American education theorist who studies the impacts of race, class and language on mathematics education
Simone Gutt (born 1956), Belgian differential geometer
Martha Guzmán Partida , Mexican functional analyst
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
Violet B. Haas (1926–1986), American control theorist
Naomi Habib , Israeli computational neuroscientist who researches genomics and genome engineering
Olga Hadžić (1946–1995), Serbian expert on fixed-point theorems
Dörte Haftendorn (born 1948), German mathematician, mathematics educator, and textbook author
Kari Hag (born 1941), Norwegian expert on quasiconformal mappings
Elisabeth Hagemann (born 1906), early German female doctorate in mathematics
Marjorie Hahn (born 1948), 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 (born 1940), mathematics educator, director of the California Mathematics Project
Ursula Hamenstädt (born 1961), German differential geometry
Christine Hamill (1923–1956), English mathematician specializing in group theory and finite geometry
Mary-Elizabeth Hamstrom (1927–2009), American topologist
Xiaoying Han , Chinese mathematician who studies random dynamical systems and stochastic differential equations
Gila Hanna (born 1934), Canadian mathematics educator and philosopher of mathematics
Anita Hansbo (born 1960), Swedish mathematician, rector of Jönköping University
Megumi Harada , Canadian expert on equivariant symplectic and algebraic geometry
Eleonor Harboure (1948–2022), first woman president of the Argentina Mathematical Union
Alison Harcourt (born 1929), Australian mathematician and statistician known for branch and bound algorithms and quantification of poverty in Australia
Frances Hardcastle (1866–1941), group theorist, one of the founders of the American Mathematical Society
Kathryn E. Hare (born 1959), Canadian expert in harmonic analysis
Valentina Harizanov , Serbian-American researcher in computability and model theory
Dorothee Haroske (born 1968), German expert on function spaces
Heather Harrington (born 1984), applied mathematician and algebraic systems biologist
Leona Harris , American mathematician and diversity activist
Pamela E. Harris , Mexican combinatorist and mathematics blogger
Jenny Harrison , American expert on generalized functions and minimal surfaces
Frances Harshbarger (1902–1987), one of the first female American mathematicians to receive a doctorate
Bertha Hart , American mathematician
Sarah B. Hart , British group theorist
Shelly Harvey , American researcher in knot theory, low-dimensional topology, and group theory
Mary Gertrude Haseman (1889–1979), American knot theorist
Asma Hassannezhad , Iranian spectral geometer
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, former president of the Mathematical Association of America
Jane M. Hawkins , American researcher in dynamic systems, complex dynamics, cellular automata, and Julia sets
Louise Hay (1935–1989), founding member of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Linda B. Hayden (born 1949), African-American mathematics educator and mathematical geoscientist known for mentorship of women and minorities
Ellen Hayes (1851–1930), American mathematician, astronomer, and political radical
Margaret Hayman (1923–1994), British mathematics educator, co-founder of British Mathematical Olympiad
Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890–1980), first African-American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics
Sarah D. Allen Oren Haynes (1836–1907), first female state librarian of Indiana and first female faculty member at Purdue University
Teresa W. Haynes (born 1953), American expert on domination in graphs
Emilie Virginia Haynsworth (1916–1985), American linear algebraist known for Schur complements and Haynsworth inertia additivity formula
Olive Hazlett (1890–1974), American algebraist at the University of Illinois
Sandra Mitchell Hedetniemi (born 1949), American researcher in graph theory and graph algorithms
Maria Heep-Altiner (born 1959), German mathematician and actuary
Jane Heffernan , Canadian mathematician who studies mathematical models for the spread of infectious disease
Katherine Heinrich (born 1954), Canadian combinatorialist, first female president of Canadian Mathematical Society
Christine Heitsch , American expert on the mathematics of RNA structure
Diane Henderson , American applied mathematician and experimental fluid dynamics researcher
Nadia Heninger (born 1982), American cryptographer, computer security expert, and computational number theorist
Cora Barbara Hennel (1888–1947), American mathematician, first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics at the Indiana University
Dagmar R. Henney (born 1931), German-American expert on additive set-values and Banach spaces
Inge Henningsen (born 1941), statistician, writer and feminist
Allison Henrich (born 1980), American knot theorist
Shandelle Henson (born 1964), American mathematician and mathematical biologist, expert on population dynamics
Rebecca A. Herb (born 1948), American researcher in abstract algebra and Lie groups
Raphaèle Herbin , French expert on the finite volume method
Grete Hermann (1901–1984), German mathematician and philosopher also noted for her work in physics and education
Susan Hermiller , American group theorist
Norma Hernández (born 1934), American mathematics educator, studied factors affecting Mexican-American mathematics students
Constance Anne Herschel (1855–1939), British lecturer in natural sciences and mathematics
Patricia Hersh (born 1973), American expert on algebraic and topological combinatorics
Bobby Hersom (born 1929), British mathematician and computer scientist
Kathryn Hess (born 1967), American mathematician who uses algebraic topology to understand structures in neurology and materials science
Silvia Heubach , German-American mathematician specializing in enumerative combinatorics, combinatorial game theory, and bioinformatics
Gloria Conyers Hewitt (born 1935), early African-American female mathematics PhD, MAA governor
Laurie Heyer , American mathematician specializing in genomics and bioinformatics
Patricia Hiddleston (1933–2017), Scottish and Rhodesian mathematician
Aparna Higgins , Indian-American graph theorist known for encouraging undergraduate research
Raegan Higgins , American mathematician, co-director of the EDGE program for Women
Nancy Hingston , American differential geometer
Wei Ho , American arithmetic geometer
Hoàng Xuân Sính (born 1933), first female Vietnamese mathematician, student of Grothendieck, founder of Thang Long University
Catherine Hobbs (born 1968), British singularity theorist, applies geometry to robotics
Dorit S. Hochbaum (born 1949), American expert on approximation algorithms for facility location, covering and packing, and scheduling
Marlis Hochbruck (born 1964), German expert on matrix exponentials and their applications to differential equations
Maria Hoffmann-Ostenhof (born 1947), Austrian expert on the Schrödinger equation
Leslie Hogben , American mathematician specializing in graph theory and linear algebra, known for graduate mentorship
Nina Holden , Norwegian probability theorist
Judy A. Holdener (born 1965), American number theorist who simplified the proof of Touchard's theorem on perfect numbers
Barbara R. Holland (born 1976), New Zealand born Australian phylogeneticist
Lotte Hollands (born 1981), Dutch mathematical physicist
Tara S. Holm , American algebraic geometer and symplectic geometer
Olga Holtz (born 1973), Russian numerical analyst, winner of the European Mathematical Society Prize
Betty W. Holz (1919–2005), American mathematician and defense analyst
Jennifer Hom , American low-dimensional topologist
Dorothy McFadden Hoover (1918–2000), American human computer involved in the design of swept-wing aircraft
Grace Hopper (1906–1992), American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral
Eleanor Mollie Horadam (1921–2002), English-Australian mathematician, studied generalized integers, mother of Kathy
Kathy Horadam (born 1951), Australian mathematician, studies Hadamard matrices, daughter of Eleanor Mollie
Annick Horiuchi , French historian of Japanese mathematics
Anette Hosoi , American mechanical engineer, biophysicist, and mathematician, studies fluid dynamics, robotics, and bio-inspired design
Victoria Howle , American expert in numerical linear algebra, founded AWM essay contest
Susan Howson (born 1973), British mathematician known for work on algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry
Rebecca Hoyle , British applied mathematician, expert on pattern formation
Celia Hoyles (born 1946), British mathematician, president of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Christine Hrenya , American computational fluid dynamicist, expert in fluidization and multiphase flow
Pao-sheng Hsu , Mathematics educator, founder of AWM Teacher Partnership Program
Hu Hesheng (born 1928), differential geometer, president of Shanghai Mathematical Society, member of Chinese Academy of Science
Lan-Hsuan Huang , Taiwanese-American geometric analyst and relativity theorist
Katharina T. Huber (born 1965), German mathematical biologist, expert in the foundations and visualization of phylogeny
Verena Huber-Dyson (1923–2016), Swiss-American group theorist and logician, expert on undecidability in group theory
Annette Huber-Klawitter (born 1967), German algebraic geometer, expert in the Bloch–Kato conjectures
Vera Huckel , American human computer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
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 (born 1958), Belgian applied mathematician, expert on total least squares and applications to medical diagnostics
Rhonda Hughes (born 1947), American wavelet researcher, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Deborah Hughes Hallett , mathematics education reformer
Birge Huisgen-Zimmermann (born 1946), German-American representation theorist and ring theorist
Dominique Hulin (born 1959), French differential geometer
Mabel Gweneth Humphreys (1911–2006), Canadian-American number theorist and namesake of the M. Gweneth Humphreys Award
Eugénie Hunsicker , American mathematician who works at the intersection of analysis, geometry and topology
Fern Hunt (born 1948), American mathematician known for her work in applied mathematics and mathematical biology
Bobbie Hunter , New Zealand educational theorist and mathematics educator
Louise Stokes Hunter (died 1988), American mathematics educator, first African-American woman with a degree from the University of Virginia
Joan Hutchinson (born 1945), American graph theorist who extended the planar separator theorem to graphs of higher genus
Marie Hušková (born 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
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Milagros D. Ibe (born 1931), Filipino mathematics educator, vice chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman
Rosalie Iemhoff (born 1969), Dutch logician
Mihaela Ignatova , Bulgarian mathematical analyst
Annette Imhausen (born 1970), German historian of ancient Egyptian mathematics
Tasha Inniss , first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, director of education for INFORMS
Eleny Ionel , Romanian-American symplectic geometer
Alessandra Iozzi (born 1959), Italian-American-Swiss geometric group theorist
Ilse Ipsen , German-American expert in numerical linear algebra
Valerie Isham (born 1947), British applied probabilist, president of Royal Statistical Society
Shihoko Ishii (born 1950), Japanese mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry
Vanaja Iyengar ( –2001), founding vice chancellor of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, a women's university in Andhra Pradesh, India
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Australian mathematician Nalini Joshi
Trachette Jackson (born 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
Alex James , British and New Zealand applied mathematician, mathematical biologist, and epidemiologist
Cathérine Jami (born 1961), French historian of Chinese mathematics
Jeannette Janssen , Dutch and Canadian graph theorist
Monique Jeanblanc (born 1947), French financial mathematician
Lisa Jeffrey FRSC , Canadian expert in symplectic geometry and quantum field theory
Erica Jen , American applied mathematician, studies mathematical analysis of chaotic and complex behavior
Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins , Canadian philosopher of mathematics
Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin , American low-dimensional topologist, editor of MAA FOCUS
Svetlana Jitomirskaya (born 1966), Ukrainian mathematician working on dynamical systems and mathematical physics
Naomi Jochnowitz , American algebraic number theorist known for her mentorship of women in mathematics
Aimee Johnson , American expert on dynamical systems
Katherine Johnson (1918–2020), calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon
Marion Lee Johnson , African-American mathematician, helped calculate trajectories for the Apollo 11 Moon landing
Antonia J. Jones (1943–2010), British mathematician and computer scientist
Eleanor Jones (1929–2021), one of the first African American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
Shelly M. Jones , American mathematics educator
Nataša Jonoska (born 1961), Macedonian-American expert in DNA computing
Artishia Wilkerson Jordan (1901–1974), African-American mathematics educator and clubwoman
Nicole M. Joseph , American scholar of mathematics education focusing on the experiences of African-American women and girls in mathematics
Nalini Joshi , researcher in differential equations, Australian Laureate Fellow, Hardy Lecturer, president of Australian Mathematical Society
Josephine Jue , Chinese-American mathematician, compiler, and programmer, first Asian-American woman at NASA
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Sofya 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 .
Margarethe 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
Nataliya Kalashnykova , Soviet-Mexican expert on bilevel optimization
Efstratia Kalfagianni , Greek-American topologist
Eva Kallin , American researcher in geometric axiom systems, functional algebra, and polynomial convexity
Gudrun Kalmbach (born 1937), German quantum logician
Anne-Sophie Kaloghiros , French algebraic geometer
Barbara Kaltenbacher , Austrian applied analyst, president of Austrian Mathematical Society
Hermine Agavni Kalustyan (1914–1989), Armenian-Turkish mathematician and politician
Constance Kamii (died 2023), Swiss-Japanese-American mathematics education scholar and psychologist
Shoshana Kamin (born 1930), Soviet-Israeli mathematical physicist, wrote about parabolic partial differential equations
Mihyun Kang , South Korean graph theorist
Chiu-Yen Kao (born 1974), Taiwanese-American expert in image processing and mathematical biology
Gizem Karaali , Turkish representation theorist, founding editor of Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
Mary Cordia Karl (1893–1984), American geometer
Carol Karp (1926–1972), American researcher on infinitary logic, viola player
Yael Karshon (born 1964), Israeli-Canadian expert on symplectic geometry
Elaine Kasimatis , American discrete geometer and mathematics educator
Haya Kaspi (born 1948), Israeli probability theorist
Fanny Kassel (born 1984), French expert on Lie groups
Svetlana Katok (born 1947), Russian-American founder of Electronic Research Announcements of the AMS
Yoshie Katsurada (1911–1980), Japanese differential geometer, first Japanese woman with a doctorate or professorship in mathematics
Bruria Kaufman (1918–2010), Israeli theoretical physicist who collaborated with Einstein on general relativity
Kathleen Kavanagh , American mathematician, applies simulation-based engineering to water quality and sustainability
Elham Kazemi (born 1970), Iranian-American mathematics educator
Ailsa Keating , French-British symplectic geometer
Rinat Kedem (born 1965), American mathematician and mathematical physicist
Linda Keen (born 1940), American mathematician and computer scientist, president of AWM
Lyudmila Keldysh (1904–1976), Russian set theorist and geometric topologist
Ruth Kellerhals (born 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
Juliette Kennedy , mathematical logician in Finland
Patricia Clark Kenschaft (born 1940), American mathematician, prolific book author, and activist for equity and diversity
Autumn Kent , American mathematician specializing in topology and geometry, promoter of transgender rights
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 (born 1944), Canadian-American researcher on nonlinear partial differential equations, president of AWM and ICIAM
Lily Khadjavi , American mathematician, author on mathematics for social justice
'Mamphono Khaketla (born 1960), Lesotho mathematician, senator, and finance minister
Olga Kharlampovich (born 1958), Russian-Canadian group theorist who solved the Tarski conjecture on first-order theories of free groups
Carolyn Kieran , Canadian mathematics educator
Anna Kiesenhofer (born 1991), Austrian cyclist and mathematical physicist
Misha Kilmer , American applied mathematician known for research in numerical linear algebra and scientific computing
Eun Jung Kim , South Korean researcher in parameterized complexity and graph width
Ju-Lee Kim (born 1969), Korean-American expert on the representation theory of p -adic groups
Chawne Kimber (born 1971), African-American mathematician and quilter, incorporates social justice into mathematics teaching
Amy C. King (1928–2014), American mathematics educator
Angie Turner King (1905–2004), American mathematics and chemistry educator
Karen D. King (1971–2019), African-American mathematics educator and Falconer Lecturer
L. Christine Kinsey , American topologist and textbook author
Faina Mihajlovna Kirillova (born 1931), Belarusian optimal control theorist
Vivien Kirk , New Zealand dynamical systems theorist, president of New Zealand Mathematical Society
Ellen Kirkman , American algebraist
Denise Kirschner , American mathematical biologist and immunologist
Frances Kirwan (born 1959), British specialist in algebraic and symplectic geometry
Virginia Kiryakova , Bulgarian mathematician, expert on fractional calculus and special functions
Jane Kister , British-American mathematical logician, editor of Mathematical Reviews
Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen , Danish researcher in mathematics education and the philosophy and history of mathematics
Kathrin Klamroth (born 1968), German expert on combinatorial optimization and facility location
Erica Klarreich (born 1972), American geometer and writer
Maria Klawe (born 1951), Canadian-American theoretical computer scientist, president of Harvey Mudd College
Caroline Klivans , American algebraic combinatorist, expert on chip-firing games
Małgorzata Klimek (born 1957), Polish mathematician, expert on fractional calculus
Genevieve M. Knight (1939–2021), African-American mathematics educator
Julia F. Knight , American specialist in model theory and computability theory
Eleanor Krawitz Kolchin (1927–2019), American mathematician, programmer, and astronomer, calculated orbits for the Apollo program
Tamara G. Kolda , American applied mathematician at Sandia National Laboratories
Natalia Komarova , Russian-American mathematician, studies cancer, language, gun control, pop music, and other complex systems
Nancy Kopell (born 1942), American researcher in the dynamics of the nervous system
Elaine Koppelman (1937–2019), American mathematician
Maria Korovina (born 1962), Russian research on functional spaces and differential equations
Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach (born 1941), French differential geometer, namesake of the Kosmann lift
Ekaterina Kostina , Belarusian-German expert on nonlinear optimization
Motoko Kotani (born 1960), Japanese discrete geometric analyst and academic administrator
Sofya Kovalevskaya (1850–1891), first major Russian female mathematician, worked in analysis, differential equations and mechanics
Bryna Kra (born 1966), American mathematician who applies dynamical systems in number theory and combinatorics
Edna Kramer (1902–1984), American mathematician and author of mathematics books
Gunilla Kreiss (born 1958), Swedish numerical analyst
Cecilia Krieger (1894–1974), third person and first woman to earn a Canadian mathematics PhD, translator of Sierpiński
Holly Krieger , American dynamical systems theorist
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 (born 1973), German-English combinatorialist, expert on infinite graphs, winner of the Whitehead Prize
Radhika Kulkarni , Indian-American operations researcher, president of INFORMS
Angela Kunoth (born 1963), German numerical analyst
Frances Kuo , Taiwanese-Australian applied mathematician, expert on quasi-Monte Carlo methods
Krystyna Kuperberg (born 1944), Polish-American topologist who found a smooth counterexample to the Seifert conjecture
Věra Kůrková (born 1948), Czech expert in neural networks and approximation theory
Rachel Kuske (born 1965), American-Canadian expert on stochastic and nonlinear dynamics, asymptotic methods, and industrial mathematics
Klavdija Kutnar (born 1980), Slovenian algebraic graph theorist and academic administrator
Gitta Kutyniok (born 1972), German researcher in harmonic analysis, compressed sensing, and image processing
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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 (born 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 (born 1938), 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
Matilde Lalín , Argentine-Canadian number theorist, expert on L-functions and Mahler measure
Ailsa Land , British operations researcher known for developing branch and bound algorithms
Susan Landau (born 1954), American mathematician and computer scientist, known for internet security and denesting radicals
Mary Landers (1905–1991), American mathematician, activist for academic collective bargaining
Kerry Landman , Australian applied mathematician
Alicia Prieto Langarica , American applied mathematician
Tanja Lange , German number theorist and cryptographer
Amy Langville (born 1975), American college basketball star and expert on ranking systems
Loredana Lanzani (born 1965), Italian-American harmonic analyst
Glenda Lappan (born 1939), developed Connected Mathematics curriculum, led National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Gillie Larew (1882–1977), American mathematician, first alumna of Randolph–Macon Woman's College to become full professor there
Jean Ann Larson , American set theorist and historian of mathematical logic
Elisabeth Larsson (born 1971), Swedish researcher in scientific computing
Irena Lasiecka (born 1948), Polish-American expert in control theory of partial differential equations
Renu C. Laskar (born 1932), Indian-American graph theorist, specialist in domination numbers and circular arc graphs
Klavdiya Latysheva (1897–1956), Soviet mathematician, contributed to differential equations, electrodynamics and probability
Monique Laurent (born 1960), French-Dutch expert in mathematical optimization
Kristin Lauter (born 1969), American researcher in elliptic curve cryptography, president of AWM
Emille D. Lawrence , American topological graph theorist
Ruth Lawrence (born 1971), child prodigy, British-Israeli researcher in knot theory and algebraic topology
Snezana Lawrence , Yugoslav and British historian of mathematics
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
Katherine Puckett Layton , American mathematics educator and textbook author
Lê Thị Thanh Nhàn (born 1970), Vietnamese mathematician, vice rector for Science at Thái Nguyên University, won Kovalevskaya Prize
Alice Lee (1858–1939), helped discredit craniology
Hollylynne Lee , American mathematics and statistics educator
Joceline Lega , French applied mathematician interested in nonlinear dynamics
Anne M. Leggett , American mathematical logician, editor of AWM Newsletter
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
Tanya Leise , American biomathematician, expert in circadian rhythms
Joan Leitzel (born 1936), American mathematics educator and university administrator
Miriam Leiva , Cuban-American mathematics educator
Mary Leng , British philosopher of mathematics
Frédérique Lenger (1921–2005), Belgian mathematics educator and leader of the New Math movement
Suzanne Lenhart (born 1954), American researcher in partial differential equations, president of AWM
Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger (born 1949), Austrian mathematical economist, applied mathematician, and operations researcher
Katrin Leschke (born 1968), German differential geometer, quaternionic analyst, and minimal surface theorist
Nandi Olive Leslie , American industrial mathematician
Gail Letzter (born 1960), American quantum group representation theorist and intelligence agency executive
Annie Leuch-Reineck (1880–1978), Swiss mathematician and women's rights activist
Debbie Leung , Canadian expert in quantum communications
Rachel Levy (born 1968), American applied mathematician, mathematics educator, and blogger
Sophia Levy (1888–1963), American astronomer, numerical analyst, and mathematics educator
Marta Lewicka (born 1972), Polish expert in nonlinear elasticity
Florence Lewis (1877–1964), American mathematician and astronomer
Marie Lhuissier (born 1989), French mathematical storyteller and children's book author
Jing-Rebecca Li , applied mathematician in France, studies magnetic resonance imaging and Lyapunov equations
Sherry Li , Chinese-American developer of sparse parallel solvers for systems of linear equations
Winnie Li (born 1948), Chinese-American researcher in number theory, coding theory, automorphic forms, and spectral graph theory
Paulette Libermann (1919–2007), French specialist in differential geometry
Pamela Liebeck (1930–2012), British mathematician and mathematics educator
Lillian Rosanoff Lieber (1886–1986), American mathematics professor and author of popular books on science and mathematics
Magnhild Lien , Norwegian mathematician specializing in knot theory
Nelly Litvak (born 1972), Russian and Dutch complex network theorist
Elizaveta Litvinova (1845–c. 1919), Russian mathematician and biographer, defied czar's order forbidding women to study abroad
Bonnie Litwiller (1937–2012), American mathematics educator and textbook author
Marie Litzinger (1899–1952), American number theorist
Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (born 1974), Taiwanese-American researcher in algebraic geometry and symplectic geometry
Klara Löbenstein (1883–1968), German researcher in algebraic geometry
Patti Frazer Lock (born 1953), American mathematics and statistics educator and textbook author
Deborah Frank Lockhart , administrator at the National Science Foundation
Susan Loepp (born 1967), American algebraist and cryptographer
Marina Logares (born 1976), Spanish geometer and LGBT+ activist
Mayme Logsdon (1881–1967), American algebraic geometer and mathematics educator
Louise Zung-nyi Loh (1900–1981), Chinese mathematician, physicist, and educator
Sara Lombardo , Italian mathematician, expert on rogue waves and integrable systems
Ling Long (mathematician) , Chinese-American expert on modular forms, elliptic surfaces, and dessins d'enfants
Lynette Long , American psychologist, mathematics educator, and textbook author
Carlotta Longo (1895- after 1959), Italian mathematical physicist and high school teacher
Judith Q. Longyear (1938–1995), American researcher in graph theory and combinatorics
Maria Laura Moura Mouzinho Leite Lopes (1917–2013), first Brazilian woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics
Paola Loreti , Italian researcher in Fourier analysis, control theory, and non-integer bases
Lisa Lorentzen , Norwegian mathematician and author, specializing in continued fractions
Dawn Lott , African-American expert on numerical partial differential equations
Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), wrote the first computer program as part of her work on Babbage's Analytical Engine
María Teresa Lozano Imízcoz (born 1946), Spanish low-dimensional topologist
Sylvia Chin-Pi Lu (1928–2014), Chinese-American commutative algebraist
Katarzyna Lubnauer (born 1969), Polish probability theorist and politician
Edith Hirsch Luchins (1921–2002), Polish-American mathematician, experimented on psychology of mathematical problem solving
Maria Silvia Lucido (1963–2008), Italian mathematician, expert on the prime graphs of finite groups
Malwina Łuczak , Polish-Australian probability theorist
Monika Ludwig (born 1966), Austrian researcher in convex geometry, member of Austrian Academy of Sciences
Alessandra Lunardi (born 1958), Italian mathematical analyst
Xiaoyu Luo , Chinese and British applied mathematician, applies fluid dynamics and biomechanics to soft tissues
Élisabeth Lutz (1914–2008), French student of Weil, showed how to compute torsion subgroups of elliptic curves
Julie Lutz (born 1944), American astronomer and mathematician who studies planetary nebulae and symbiotic binary stars
Sonja Lyttkens (1919–2014), Swedish mathematician, first Swedish woman to obtain a permanent academic position in mathematics
M
Maryam Mirzakhani in
Seoul , where she received her
Fields Medal in 2014
Odile Macchi (born 1943), French mathematician and physicist
Marta Macho Stadler (born 1962), Basque expert on foliations and mathematical blogger
Barbara MacCluer , American expert on operator theory and author on functional analysis
Brenda MacGibbon , Canadian mathematician, statistician, and decision scientist
Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910–1960), Scottish researcher on the Whittaker constant, co-author of German–English mathematics dictionary
Iris Mack (1956–2022), American financial mathematician and edutainment author
Annie MacKinnon (1868–1940), Canadian-born American mathematician, third woman to earn a mathematics doctorate at an American university
Diane Maclagan (born 1974), expert on toric varieties, Hilbert schemes, and tropical geometry
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 (born 1950), American philosopher of mathematics
Urmila Mahadev , American quantum computing researcher
Dorothy Maharam (1917–2014), American mathematician who made important contributions to measure theory
Carolyn A. Maher , American expert in mathematics education
Carolyn Mahoney (born 1946), African-American combinatorialist, president of Lincoln University of Missouri
Apala Majumdar , British expert on liquid crystals
Larisa Maksimova (born 1943), Russian mathematical logician
Agnieszka Malinowska , Polish expert on fractional calculus and the calculus of variations
Maryanthe Malliaris , American mathematician specializing in model theory
Marie-Paule Malliavin (1935–2019), French algebraist
Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932–1995), fifth African-American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics, researcher in functional analysis
Eugenia Malinnikova (born 1974), Russian-Norwegian expert in functional analysis and partial differential equations
Claudia Malvenuto (born 1965), Italian mathematician known for her work on the Hopf algebra of permutations
Michelle Manes , American mathematician interested in number theory, algebraic geometry, and dynamical systems
Kathryn Mann , geometric topologist and geometric group theorist
Cristina Manolache , British algebraic geometer
Renata Mansini (born 1968), Italian applied mathematician, uses mathematical optimization for portfolio balancing
Elizabeth Mansfield , Australian expert on moving frames and conservation laws
Lisa Mantini , American mathematician
Elena Mantovan , Italian-American arithmetic geometer
María Manzano (born 1950), Spanish mathematical logician
Elena Marchisotto (born 1945), American mathematician, mathematics educator, and historian of mathematics
Anna Marciniak-Czochra (born 1974), Polish applied mathematician and mathematical biologist
Matilde Marcolli (born 1969), Italian mathematical physicist
Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara (born 1971), Greek theoretical physicist interested in foundational mathematics and quantum mechanics
Hannah Markwig (born 1980), German researcher in tropical geometry
Alison Marr (born 1980), American graph theorist and advocate of inquiry-based learning
Karen Marrongelle , American mathematics educator and academic administrator
Bethany Rose Marsh , British expert in cluster algebras and tilting theory
Susan H. Marshall , American number theorist
Maia Martcheva , Bulgarian-American mathematical biologist
Laura Martignon (born 1952), Colombian-Italian researcher in neuroscience and decision-making
Emilie Martin (1869–1936), American group theorist
Mireille Martin-Deschamps , French algebraic geometer, president of Société mathématique de France
Consuelo Martínez (born 1955), Spanish algebraist
María del Carmen Martínez Sancho (1901–1995), first woman in Spain to gain a PhD in Mathematics
Verónica Martínez de la Vega (born 1971), Mexican hypertopologist
Katalin Marton (1941–2019), Hungarian information and probability theorist
Susan Martonosi , American mathematician, applies operations research to counter-terrorism, epidemiology, and sports analytics
Roswitha März (born 1940), German expert on differential-algebraic equations
Verdiana Masanja (born 1954), first Tanzanian woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics
Joanna Masingila (born 1960), American mathematics educator
Vera Nikolaevna Maslennikova (1926–2000), Russian researcher on partial differential equations, hydrodynamics of rotating fluids, and function spaces
Maura Mast , Irish-American differential geometer, mathematics educator, textbook author, and academic administrator
Claire Mathieu (born 1965), French algorithms researcher
Gordana Matic , Croatian-American low-dimensional topologist, expert on contact topology
Kaisa Matomäki (born 1985), Finnish number theorist known for her work on multiplicative functions over short intervals
Gretchen Matthews (born 1973), American algebraic coding theorist
Laura Matusevich , Argentine commutative algebraist
Galina Matvievskaya (born 1930), Soviet-Russian historian of mathematics
Margaret Maxfield (1926–2016), American mathematician and mathematics book author
Lola J. May (1923–2007), American mathematics educator and early proponent of new math
Svitlana Mayboroda (born 1981), Ukrainian-American expert on boundary value problems for elliptic partial differential equations
Ellen Maycock (born 1950), American functional analyst and mathematics educator
Anna Mazzucato , American expert on fluid dynamics
Shirley McBay (1935–2021), first African-American doctorate at the University of Georgia
Mary McCammon (
c. 1928 – 2008), first woman to complete a doctoral degree in mathematics at Imperial College London
Maeve McCarthy , Irish mathematician interested in inverse problems and biological modeling
Lynne McClure , British mathematics educator
Dorothy McCoy (1903–2001), American mathematician, first female doctorate in mathematics at University of Iowa
Janet McDonald (1905–2006), American geometer
Dusa McDuff FRS (born 1945), English researcher on symplectic geometry, winner of Satter Prize, first female Hardy Lecturer
Elizabeth McHarg (1923–1999), Scottish mathematician and translator, first female president of Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Lois Curfman McInnes , American researcher on numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations for scientific applications
Camille McKayle (born 1964), Afro-Jamaican-American mathematician and academic administrator
Danica McKellar (born 1975), American actor, author, mathematician, and education advocate
Joyce McLaughlin (1939–2017), American researcher in inverse problems
Jeanette McLeod , New Zealand combinatorialist, popularizes mathematics through crochet and origami
Jennifer McLoud-Mann , Cherokee mathematician who discovered the 15th and last class of convex pentagons that tile the plane
Jenny McNulty , American matroid theorist and academic administrator
Florence Marie Mears (1896–1995), American specialist in summation methods
Catherine Meadows , American cryptographer who formally verifies cryptographic protocols
Elizabeth Meckes (1980–2020), American probability theorist
Nicole Megow , German discrete mathematician and theoretical computer scientist, researcher in scheduling algorithms
Ulrike Meier Yang , German-American expert on numerical algorithms for scientific computing
Beatrice Meini (born 1968), Italian computational mathematician and numerical analyst
Sylvie Méléard , French probability theorist
Pauline Mellon , Irish functional analyst, president of Irish Mathematical Society
Karin Melnick , American differential geometer
Teresa Melo (born 1966), Portuguese mathematician and operations researcher
Florence Merlevède , French probability theorist
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
Adele Merritt , American applied mathematician and intelligence officer
Uta Merzbach (1933–2017), German-American historian of mathematics, first Smithsonian curator of mathematical instruments
Vilma Mesa , Colombian-American mathematics educator
Chikako Mese , American differential geometer
Jill P. Mesirov , American mathematician, computer scientist, and computational biologist, president of AWM
Jaqueline Mesquita (born 1985), Brazilian mathematician specializing in differential equations
Dora Metcalf (1892–1982), British mathematician and data analysis entrepreneur
Ida Martha Metcalf (1857–1952), second American female doctorate in mathematics
Catherine Meusburger (born 1978), German mathematical physicist interested in string theory
Ariane Mézard , French arithmetic geometer
Marie-Louise Michelsohn (born 1941), American researcher on complex geometry, spin manifolds, the Dirac operator, and algebraic cycles
Ruth I. Michler (1967–2000), American commutative algebraist and algebraic geometer
Kaisa Miettinen (born 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
Laura Miller , American mathematician, applies fluid dynamics to insect flight and jellyfish propulsion
Maggie Miller , American low-dimensional topologist
Mirka Miller (1949–2016), Czech-Australian graph theorist, data security expert
Margaret Millington (1944–1973), English expert on modular forms
Eva Miranda , Spanish expert on symplectic dynamics
Rosa M. Miró-Roig (born 1960), Spanish algebraic geometer and commutative algebraist
Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017), first female Fields medalist; researcher on the symmetry of curved surfaces
Yuliya Mishura , Ukrainian probability theorist and mathematical finance expert
Josephine M. Mitchell (1912–2000), Canadian-American mathematical analyst, victim of discriminative application of anti-nepotism rules
Dorina Mitrea (born 1965), Romanian-American functional analyst and mathematics educator
Irina Mitrea , Romanian-American researcher in partial differential equations known for outreach to women and minorities
Atsuko Miyaji (born 1965), Japanese cryptographer and number theorist
Reiko Miyaoka (born 1951), Japanese geometer known for her research on hypersurfaces
Fatma Moalla (born 1939), first Tunisian woman to earn a French doctorate in mathematics
Colette Moeglin (born 1953), French expert on automorphic forms
Joanne Moldenhauer (1928–2016), American high school mathematics teacher
Amanda Montejano , Mexican graph theorist, expert in coloring geometric graphs
Clemency Montelle (born 1977), New Zealand historian of Indian mathematics and astronomy
Susan Montgomery (born 1943), American researcher in noncommutative algebra
Helen Moore , American mathematician who applies control theory to combination therapy in the health industry
Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923–2017), Canadian-American researcher on the partial differential equations governing fluid flow
Anne C. Morel , American logician, order theorist, and algebraist, first female full professor of mathematics at the University of Washington
Sophie Morel (born 1979), French number theorist and contributor to the Langlands program, first female tenured mathematics professor at Harvard
Eugenie Maria Morenus (1881–1966), American mathematician and professor
Susan Morey , American mathematician specializing in commutative algebra
Hélène Morlon (born 1978), French mathematical biologist, models biodiversity
Irene Moroz , British applied mathematician
Joy Morris (born 1970), Canadian researcher on groups and graphs
Kirsten Morris (born 1960), Canadian control theorist
Rosa M. Morris (1914–2011), Welsh applied mathematician and aerodynamicist
Jennifer Morse , American algebraic combinatorialist
Rose Morton (1925–1999), American expert in the mathematical modeling of bubbles
Joan Moschovakis , American intuitionistic logician
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
Nežka Mramor–Kosta , Slovenian mathematician
Jennifer Mueller , American applied mathematician, expert in inverse problems and electrical impedance tomography
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
Irene Mulvey , American mathematician, president of American Association of University Professors
Anca Muscholl (born 1967), Romanian-German mathematical logician and theoretical computer scientist
Kieka Mynhardt (born 1953), South African and Canadian expert on dominating sets in graph theory
Emmy Murphy , American symplectic geometer
Cecilia Wangechi Mwathi (1963–2011), Kenyan mathematician and union activist, first woman in Kenya to become a mathematics professor
Valerie Myerscough (1942–1980), British mathematician and astrophysicist
Vera Myller (1880–1970), Russian mathematician and student of David Hilbert, first female professor in Romania
Wendy Myrvold , Canadian graph theorist, combinatorist, and algorithms researcher
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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 (born 1964), 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
Tamilla Nasirova (1936–2023), Azerbaijani probability theorist
Sonia Natale (born 1972), Argentine expert in abstract algebra
Caryn Navy (born 1953), blind American researcher in set-theoretic topology and Braille technology
Lyudmyla Nazarova , Ukrainian representation theorist
Vicky Neale , British number theorist and mathematics popularizer
Gabriele Nebe (born 1967), German researcher on sphere packings, lattices, and codes
Deanna Needell , American applied mathematician, won 2016 IMA Prize in Mathematics and Applications
Sara Negri (born 1967), Italian-Finnish proof theorist
Evelyn Nelson (1943–1987), Canadian researcher in universal algebra with applications to theoretical computer science
Gail S. Nelson (born 1959), American mathematician, textbook author, and editor-in-chief of the MAA "Problem Books"
Nancy Neudauer , American matroid theorist known for her work in mathematical outreach in Africa and South America
Claudia Neuhauser (born 1962), German-American mathematical biologist whose research concerns spatial ecology
Hanna Neumann (1914–1971), German-born mathematician who worked on group theory
Adriana Neumann de Oliveira , Brazilian expert in interacting particle systems
Mara Neusel (1964–2014), German-American invariant theorist and advocate for women in mathematics
Monica Nevins (born 1973), Canadian algebraist
Virginia Newell (born 1917), American mathematics educator, author, politician, and centenarian
Mary Frances Winston Newson (1869–1959), first female American to receive a PhD in mathematics from a European university
Sylvia de Neymet (1939–2013), First Mexican woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics in Mexico
Purity Ngina , Kenyan biomathematician
Giang Nguyen (born 1985), Vietnamese-Australian applied mathematician and chess master
Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (born 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 (born 1963), German expert on the growth of particles in liquids
Sofía Nieto (born 1984), Spanish mathematician and actress
Stanisława Nikodym (1897–1988), first Polish woman to earn PhD in mathematics, known for research in continuum theory
Mila Nikolova (1962–2018), Bulgarian researcher in image processing, inverse problems, and compressed sensing
Kumiko Nishioka (born 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
Khalida Inayat Noor , Pakistani mathematical analyst
Dorothée Normand-Cyrot , French control theorist
Anne van den Nouweland , Dutch-American cooperative game theorist
Isabella Novik (born 1971), 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 (born 1948), Finnish cryptographer
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Katharine Elizabeth O'Brien (1901–1986), American mathematician, musician and poet
Vivian O'Brien (1924–2010), American applied mathematician and physicist, expert in fluid dynamics and visual perception
Hilary Ockendon , British applied mathematician, expert in fluid dynamics
Ortrud Oellermann , South African and Canadian graph theorist
Yoshiko Ogata , Japanese quantum mathematical physicist
Frédérique Oggier , Swiss and Singaporean coding theorist
Hee Oh (born 1969), Korean-American dynamical systems theorist, expert on equidistribution in fractal structures
Eve Oja (1948–2019), Estonian functional analyst
Christine O'Keefe , Australian researcher in finite geometry and information security
Kathleen Adebola Okikiolu (born 1965), British-American researcher on differential operators, developed curricula for inner-city children
Dianne P. O'Leary (born 1951), American expert on scientific computing, computational linear algebra, and the history of scientific computing
Janis Oldham (1956–2021), African-American differential geometer and mathematics educator
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
Déborah Oliveros , Mexican discrete and convex geometer
Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912–2014), British mathematician and politician, mayor of Manchester, educational advisor to Margaret Thatcher
Yewande Olubummo (born 1960), Nigerian-American functional analyst
Rebecca Walo Omana (born 1951), first female mathematics professor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cathy O'Neil , American arithmetic algebraic geometer and author on the social hazards of machine learning
Eugenia O'Reilly-Regueiro , Mexican algebraic combinatorist
Rosa Orellana , American mathematician specializing in algebraic combinatorics and representation theory
Ewa Orłowska (born 1935), Polish logician
Omayra Ortega , American mathematical epidemiologist
Laura Ortíz-Bobadilla , Mexican expert on holomorphic foliations
Hinke Osinga (born 1969), Dutch expert in dynamical systems, crocheted the Lorenz manifold
Barbara L. Osofsky (born 1937), American algebraist, first woman in 50 years to address a national AMS meeting, first female AMS journal editor
Mina Ossiander , American probability theorist
Sofiya Ostrovska (born 1958), Ukrainian probability theorist and approximation theorist
Marie Françoise Ouedraogo (born 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
Robyn Owens , Australian applied mathematician, studies computer vision including face recognition and the imaging of lactation
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In 1678,
Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to earn a doctoral degree.
Lisa Piccirillo solved the
Conway knot 's slicing problem when she was a graduate student.
Ietje Paalman-de Miranda (1936–2020), Surinamese–Dutch mathematician, first female mathematics professor at University of Amsterdam
Harriet Padberg (1922–2014), mathematician, music therapist, and pioneer of algorithmic music composition
Mariolina Padula (died 2012), Italian expert on fluid dynamics
Christina Pagel , British German operations researcher, applies data analysis and mathematical modelling to health care
Eleanor Pairman (1896–1973), Scottish mathematician, developed methods to teach mathematics to blind students
Ilona Palásti (1924–1991), Hungarian researcher in discrete geometry, geometric probability, and random graphs
Pandrosion (4th century AD), ancient Greek mathematician predating Hypatia, developed an approximation for cube roots
Erika Pannwitz (1904–1975), German geometric topologist who proved that every knot has a quadrisecant
Anna Panorska , Polish-American expert on extreme events in stochastic processes and on the effect of weather on baseball
Greta Panova (born 1983), Bulgarian-American algebraic combinatorist
Theoni Pappas (born 1944), American mathematics teacher and author of books on popular mathematics
Raman Parimala (born 1948), Indian mathematician known for her contributions to algebra
Clare Parnell (born 1970), British astrophysicist and applied mathematician, studies the mathematics of the sun and of magnetic fields
Haesun Park , Korean-American researcher in numerical analysis and the data sciences
Jinyoung Park , South Korean combinatorist
Karen Parshall (born 1955), American historian of mathematics
Griselda Pascual (1926–2001), Spanish algebraic number theorist and mathematics translator
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan , Polish-American control theorist and mathematics educator
Maria Pastori (1895–1975), Italian mathematician, specialist in rational mechanics
Christine Paulin-Mohring (born 1962), French mathematical logician and computer scientist, developer of Coq theorem prover
Barbara Paulson (1928–2023), American human computer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nataša Pavlović , Serbian–American expert in fluid dynamics and nonlinear dispersive equations
Sylvie Paycha (born 1960), French mathematician working in operator theory
Sandrine Péché (born 1977), French expert on random matrices
Jean Pedersen (1934–2016), American mathematician and author, expert on mathematical paper folding
Irena Peeva , American researcher in commutative algebra and its applications
Jeanne Peiffer (born 1948), Luxembourgian historian of mathematics
Magda Peligrad , Romanian probability theorist known for her work on stochastic processes
Beatrice Pelloni (born 1962), Italian expert on partial differential equations
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
Charlotte Elvira Pengra (1875–1916), sixth American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics
Cristina Pereyra (born 1964), Venezuelan mathematician, author of several books on wavelets and harmonic analysis
Hazel Perfect (died 2015), British combinatorialist, author, and translator, inventor of gammoids
Teri Perl (born 1926), American mathematics educator, educational software designer, and author
Bernadette Perrin-Riou (born 1955), French number theorist, winner of the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize
Mary Perry Smith (1926–2015), American mathematics educator, founder of MESA program for under-privileged students
Karoline Pershell , American mathematician and roboticist
Laura Person , American low-dimensional topologist
Ilaria Perugia (born 1969), Italian applied mathematician and numerical analyst
Adriana Pesci , Argentine fluid dynamicist, expert on flagellar motion, soap films, and the Leidenfrost effect
Małgorzata Peszyńska (born 1962), Polish-American applied mathematician, models geological flow in porous media
Rózsa Péter (1905–1977), recursion theorist, first woman elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Stefanie Petermichl (born 1971), German-French mathematical analyst, first female winner of the Salem Prize
Louise Petrén-Overton (1880–1977), first Swedish woman with a doctorate in mathematics
Guergana Petrova , Bulgarian applied mathematician, uses numerical methods to solve differential equations
Sonja Petrović , American mathematical statistician
Linda Petzold (born 1954), researcher in differential algebraic equations and simulation, member of National Academy of Engineering
Julia Pevtsova , Russian-American representation theorist
Mamokgethi Phakeng (born 1966), first black female South African to earn a PhD in mathematics education
Flora Philip (1865–1943), first female member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Cynthia A. Phillips , American expert on combinatorial optimization
Dominique Picard (born 1953), French expert on the statistical applications of wavelets
Sophie Piccard (1904–1990), Russian-Swiss mathematician, first female full professor in Switzerland
Lisa Piccirillo , American low-dimensional topologist
Ragni Piene (born 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
Johanna Piesch (1898–1992), Austrian pioneer in switching algebra
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 (born 1955), researcher in harmonic analysis, Fourier analysis, differential equations, and cryptography, president of AWM
Laura Pisati (died 1908), Italian mathematician, first woman invited to speak at International Congress of Mathematicians
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
Shirley Pledger , New Zealand mathematician and statistician known for her work on mark and recapture methods
Vera Pless (1931–2020), American mathematician specializing in combinatorics and coding theory
Kim Plofker (born 1964), American historian of Indian mathematics, winner of the Brouwer Medal
Gerlind Plonka , German mathematician known for her work on refinable functions and curvelets
Eileen Poiani , American mathematician, first woman to teach mathematics at Saint Peter's University, first female president of Pi Mu Epsilon
Claudia Polini , Italian expert on commutative algebra
Harriet Pollatsek (born 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
Elena Moldovan Popoviciu (1924–2009), Romanian functional analyst
Freda Porter (born 1957), American applied mathematician, groundwater consultant, and Native American leader
Yvonne Pothier (born 1937), Canadian mathematics educator, Catholic nun, and activist for refugees
Marian Pour-El (1928–2009), American mathematical logician and computable analyst
Victoria Powers , American real algebraic geometer and social choice theorist
Maria Assunta Pozio (died 2018), Italian expert on partial differential equations
Cheryl Praeger (born 1948), Australian researcher in group theory, algebraic graph theory and combinatorial designs
Malabika Pramanik , Indian-Canadian harmonic analyst
Eleanor C. Pressly (1918–2003), American mathematician and sounding rocket engineer
Emma Previato (1952–2022), 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
Christine Proust (born 1953), French expert on Babylonian mathematics
Mileva Prvanović (1929–2016), Serbian differential geometer, first to earn a doctorate in geometry in Serbia
Danuta Przeworska-Rolewicz (1931–2012), Polish mathematician and resistance fighter in World War II
Mary Pugh , American-Canadian expert on thin films
Amber L. Puha , American probability theorist
Jessica Purcell , American and Australian low-dimensional topologist
Florence Purington (1862–1950), first dean of Mount Holyoke College
Ulla Pursiheimo (born 1944), Finnish control theorist who became the first female mathematics professor in Finland
Helena Pycior (born 1947), American historian of mathematics and expert on Marie Curie and human-animal relations
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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
Alison Ramage , British expert in preconditioning methods for numerical linear algebra
Kavita Ramanan , Indian-American probability theorist
Mythily Ramaswamy (born 1954), Indian functional analyst and control theorist
Susan Miller Rambo (1883–1977), second woman awarded a PhD from the University of Michigan, delegate to 1928 ICM
Sujatha Ramdorai (born 1962), Indian-Canadian algebraic number theorist, expert on Iwasawa theory
Saly Ruth Ramler (1894–1993), first woman to earn a mathematics doctorate from Charles University
Jacqui Ramagge , Australian mathematician and academic administrator, president of Australian Mathematical Society
Asha Rao , Indian-Australian mathematician and expert in cybersecurity
Annie Raoult (born 1951), French applied mathematician, models cell membranes and other thin nanostructures
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
Cora Ratto de Sadosky (1912–1981), Argentine mathematician and human rights activist
Geneviève Raugel (1951–2019), French numerical analyst and dynamical systems theorist
Ethel Raybould (1899–1987), Australian mathematician and mathematics benefactor
Michèle Raynaud (born 1938), French algebraic geometer
Margaret Rayner (1929–2019), British expert on isoperimetric inequalities, president of Mathematical Association
Michela Redivo-Zaglia , Italian numerical analyst
Mary Lynn Reed (born 1967), American mathematician, intelligence researcher, and short fiction writer
Mary Rees (born 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 (born 1957), British group theorist
Karin Reich (born 1941), German historian of mathematics and biographer of mathematicians
M. Henrietta Reilly (1895–1964), American nun and mathematician
Anna Barbara Reinhart (1730–1796), Swiss mathematician, wrote commentary on Newton's Principia
Kristina Reiss (born 1952), German mathematics educator
Idun Reiten (born 1942), Norwegian representation theorist, member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Kasia Rejzner (born 1985), Polish mathematical physicist
Yuriko Renardy , Australian-American expert in fluid dynamics
Rosemary Renaut , British and American computational mathematician
Barbara Reys (born 1953), American mathematics educator known for her research in number sense and mental calculation
Karen Rhea , American calculus educator and proponent of flipped classrooms
Ida Rhodes (1900–1986), American pioneer in computer programming, designed the first computer used for Social Security
Pilar Ribeiro (1911–2011), Portuguese mathematician, founded Portuguese Mathematical Society and Gazeta de Matemática
Marjorie Rice (1923–2017), American amateur mathematician who discovered new pentagon tilings
Joan L. Richards (born 1948), American historian of mathematics
Sophia Foster Richardson (1855–1916), American geometer and textbook author
Bettina Richmond (1958–2009), German-American algebraist, textbook author, and murder victim
Mary Rickett (1861–1925), British mathematician and educator
Cicely Ridley (1927–2008), British-American applied mathematician, developed codes for quantum chemistry and climate models
Christine Riedtmann (born 1952), Swiss algebraist, president of Swiss Mathematical Society
Eleanor Rieffel (born 1965), American applied mathematician interested in quantum computing, computer vision, and cryptography
Carol Jane Anger Rieke (1908–1999), American astronomer and mathematics educator
Beatrice Rivière (born 1974), French expert on numerical simulation of fluid flow through porous media
Catherine A. Roberts (born 1965), American applied mathematician and executive director of the American Mathematical Society
Rachel Roberts , American low-dimensional topologist
Siobhan Roberts , Canadian mathematical biographer
Vanessa Robins , Australian computational topologist
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
Eliane R. Rodrigues , Brazilian-Mexican researcher on stochastic models for pollution and health
Jana Rodriguez Hertz (born 1970), Argentine and Uruguayan mathematician
Rosana Rodríguez-López , Spanish expert on the application of fixed-point theorems to differential equations
Rubí Rodríguez , Chilean complex geometer, president of Chilean Mathematical Society
Sylvie Roelly (born 1960), French probability theorist
Alice Rogers , English expert on supermanifolds
Marie Rognes (born 1982), Norwegian researcher in scientific computing and numerical methods
Judith Roitman (born 1945), American specialist in set theory, topology, Boolean algebra, and mathematics education
Anna Romanowska , Polish abstract algebraist, first convenor of European Women in Mathematics
Dolores Romero Morales (born 1971), Spanish operations researcher
Colva Roney-Dougal , British computational group theorist
Anna Rönström (1847–1920), Swedish educator, school founder, and mathematician
Marian P. Roque , Filipina expert on partial differential equations, president of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines
Tatiana Roque , Brazilian historian of mathematics and politician
Frances A. Rosamond (born 1943), Australian researcher in parameterized complexity, advocate for women in computer science and mathematics
Lauren Lynn Rose , American mathematician active in mathematical outreach
Margit Rösler , German expert on harmonic analysis, special functions, and Dunkl operators
Mary G. Ross (1908–2008), first Native American female engineer, studied mathematics for aeronautics and celestial mechanics
Alida Rossander (1843–1909) and
Jenny Rossander (1837–1887), Swedish mathematics teachers and women's rights activists
Corinna Rossi (born 1968), Italian Egyptologist and historian of Egyptian mathematics and architecture
Alice Roth (1905–1977), Swiss mathematician known for her invention of Swiss cheese spaces
Hildegard Rothe-Ille (1899–1942), German mathematician specializing in Ramsey theory
Linda Preiss Rothschild (born 1945), president of AWM, vice-president of AMS, co-editor-in-chief of Mathematical Research Letters
Christel Rotthaus , German-American researcher in commutative algebra
Svetlana Roudenko , Russian-American functional analyst
Christiane Rousseau (born 1954), French-Canadian mathematician, president of the Canadian Mathematical Society
Marie-Françoise Roy (born 1950), French expert in real algebraic geometry, co-founder of two organizations for women in mathematics
Julia Rozanska , Soviet topologist
Maria Aparecida Soares Ruas (born 1948), Brazilian singularity theorist
Jean E. Rubin (1926–2002), American expert on the axiom of choice
Mary Ellen Rudin (1924–2013), constructed many counterexamples in topology
Adela Ruiz de Royo (1943–2019), first lady of Panama
Mari-Jo P. Ruiz , Filipina graph theorist and operations researcher
Iris Runge (1888–1966), German applied mathematician, translator and biographer
Mary Beth Ruskai (born 1944), proved subadditivity of quantum entropy, bounded the electrons in an atom, advocate for women in mathematics
Beulah Russell (1878–1940), American mathematician
Alma Johanna Ruubel (1899–1990, Estonian mathematician, developed curvilinear representational geometry
Barbara Falkenbach Ryan , American mathematician, computer scientist, statistician and business executive
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Irene Sabadini , Italian hypercomplex analyst
Flora Sadler (1912–2000), Scottish mathematician and astronomer
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
Ayşe Şahin , Turkish-American expert on dynamical systems
Laure Saint-Raymond (born 1975), French specialist in partial differential equations, member of the French Academy of Sciences
Reiko Sakamoto (born 1939), Japanese expert in hyperbolic boundary value problems
Graciela Salicrup (1935–1982), Mexican pioneer in categorical topology
Judith D. Sally (born 1937), American researcher in commutative algebra, Noether lecturer
Sema Salur , Turkish-American differential geometer
Jean E. Sammet (1928–2017), 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 (born 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
Linda Gilbert Saucier (born 1948), American mathematician, prolific textbook author
Lisa Sauermann (born 1992), German mathematician ranked third in the International Mathematical Olympiad Hall of Fame
Bonita V. Saunders , American expert on mathematical visualization
Carla Savage , American researcher on parallel algorithms and combinatorial generation, secretary of AMS
Cami Sawyer , American and New Zealand expert on distance learning in mathematics
Karen Saxe , American expert on functional analysis and social choice theory
Jacquelien Scherpen , Dutch nonlinear control theorist
Carol Schumacher (born 1960), Bolivian-born American mathematician, author of inquiry-based learning textbooks
Jane Cronin Scanlon (1922–2018), 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
Sakura Schafer-Nameki , German mathematical physicist
Mary Schaps (born 1948), Israeli mathematician and academic administrator, researcher in deformation theory, group theory, and representation theory
Doris Schattschneider (born 1939), American mathematician known for writing about tessellations and the art of M. C. Escher
Michelle Schatzman (1949–2010), French numerical analyst
Katya Scheinberg , Russian-American expert on derivative-free continuous optimization
Anne Schilling , American algebraic combinatorialist, representation theorist, and mathematical physicist
Tamar Schlick , American applied mathematician who develops and applies tools for biomolecule modeling and simulation
Karin Schnass (born 1980), Austrian expert on sparse dictionary learning
Leila Schneps (born 1961), American-French analytic number theorist and arithmetic geometer, archivist of Grothendieck's works
Anita Schöbel (born 1969), German operations researcher, expert on optimization for public transportation
Maria E. Schonbek (born 1979), Argentine-American researcher in fluid dynamics and associated partial differential equations
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (born 1979), Austrian mathematician known for her research in image analysis
Lynn Schreyer , American applied mathematician, models porous media
Mary Leontius Schulte (1901–2000), American nun, mathematics educator, and historian of mathematics
Jennifer Schultens (born 1965), American low-dimensional topologist and knot theorist
Marie-Hélène Schwartz (1913–2013), French mathematician known for her work on characteristic numbers of spaces with singularities
Irene Sciriha , Maltese graph theorist
Jeanette Scissum , American mathematician known for her work on sunspot prediction
Charlotte Scott (1858–1931), British mathematician who promoted mathematical education of American women
Elizabeth Scott , American statistician
Jennifer Scott (born 1960), British numerical analyst
Catherine Searle , American differential geometer
Ruthmae Sears , Bahamian-American mathematics educator
Jennifer Seberry (born 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
Anna Seigal , British applied algebraic geometer
Annie Selden , American mathematics educator, one of the founders of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Svetlana Selezneva (born 1963), Russian expert on discrete functions
Helaine Selin (born 1946), American librarian, historian of science, and ethnomathematician
Muriel Seltman (1927–2019), British left-wing activist, mathematics educator, historian of mathematics, and author
Marjorie Senechal (born 1939), American expert on quasicrystals, author on history of science, editor-in-chief of The Mathematical Intelligencer
Adélia Sequeira , Portuguese applied mathematician specializing in modeling blood flow
Sylvia Serfaty (born 1975), French expert on superconductivity, winner of the European Mathematical Society Prize
Vera Serganova , Russian-American researcher on superalgebras and their representations
Caroline Series (born 1951), English specialist in hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups and dynamical systems
Lily Serna (born 1986), Israeli-Australian arithmetical guru of the SBS game show Letters and Numbers
Maria Serna , Spanish expert on graph layout and adversarial queueing theory
Cristina Sernadas (born 1951), Portuguese mathematical logician
Brigitte Servatius (born 1954), Austrian-American expert on matroids and structural rigidity
Nataša Šešum , expert in geometric flows
Ingeborg Seynsche (1905–1994), one of the earliest women to earn a doctorate at the University of Göttingen
Jeanette Shakalli (born 1985), promoter of mathematics in Panama
Betty Shannon (1922–2017), mathematician and human computer, collaborator with husband Claude Shannon
Zorya Shapiro (1914–2013), Soviet mathematician, educator and translator
Tatyana Shaposhnikova (born 1946), Russian-Swedish researcher on multipliers in function spaces, partial differential operators, and history of mathematics
Mei-Chi Shaw (born 1955), Taiwanese-American researcher on partial differential equations
Mariya Shcherbina (born 1958), Ukrainian expert on random matrices
Amy Shell-Gellasch , American historian of mathematics and book author
Diana Shelstad (born 1947), Australian-American mathematician, formulated the fundamental lemma of the Langlands Program
Wenxian Shen , Chinese-American dynamical systems theorist
Irina Shevtsova (born 1983), Russian probability theorist
Brooke Shipley , American expert in homotopy theory and homological algebra
Rebecca Shipley , British applied mathematician and healthcare engineer
Tatiana Shubin , Soviet-American mathematician, founder of several mathematics circles
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
Anna Sierpińska (born 1947), Polish-Canadian scholar of understanding and epistemology in mathematics education
Mary Silber , American expert in bifurcation theory and pattern formation
Alice Silverberg (born 1958), American number theorist and cryptographer
Ruth Silverman (c. 1936–2011), 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 (born 1966), Italian numerical analyst
Lao Genevra Simons (1870–1949), American mathematician and historian of mathematics
Hourya Benis Sinaceur (born 1940), Moroccan expert in the theory and history of mathematics
Mary Emily Sinclair (1878–1955), American mathematician, first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Chicago
Nathalie Sinclair (born 1970), Canadian researcher in mathematics education
Stephanie Singer , American mathematician and politician, author of books on symmetry
Sue Singer , British mathematics educator, president of Girls' Schools Association and Mathematical Association
Ajit Iqbal Singh (born 1943), Indian researcher in functional analysis and harmonic analysis
Sylvia Skan (1897–1972), British applied mathematician known for the Falkner–Skan boundary layer in fluid mechanics
Jessica Sklar (born 1973), American mathematician interested in abstract algebra, recreational mathematics, and the popularization of mathematics
Anna Skripka , Ukrainian-American noncommutative analyst
Gillian Slater , British mathematician and academic administrator, vice chancellor of Bournemouth University
Lucy Joan Slater (1922–2008), British expert on hypergeometric functions and the Rogers–Ramanujan identities
Angela Slavova , Bulgarian expert on waves and cellular neural networks, chair of SIAM
Alice Slotsky , American historian of mathematics and Assyriologist
Marian Small (born 1948), Canadian proponent of constructivist mathematical instruction
Ionica Smeets (born 1979), Dutch number theorist and science communicator
Deirdre Smeltzer (born 1964), American mathematician, mathematics educator, academic administrator, and textbook author
Sonja Smets , Belgian and Dutch mathematical logician, works on quantum logic and belief revision
Adelaide Smith (1878–1938), American mathematician, studied and taught internationally
Clara Eliza Smith (1865–1943), American mathematician specializing in complex analysis
Daphne L. Smith , first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Karen E. Smith (born 1965), American specialist in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry
Kate Smith-Miles , Australian applied mathematician, president of Australian Mathematical Society
Leslie M. Smith (born 1961), American applied mathematician and engineering physicist working in turbulence
Martha K. Smith , American mathematics educator and non-commutative algebraist
Agata Smoktunowicz (born 1973), Polish-Scottish researcher in abstract algebra, constructed noncommutative nil rings
Nina Snaith (born 1974), British researcher in random matrix theory, quantum chaos, and zeta functions
Vera Šnajder (1904–1976), Bosnian mathematician, first Bosnian to publish in mathematics, first female dean in Yugoslavia
Alena Šolcová (born 1950), Czech applied mathematician and historian of mathematics
Priyanshi Somani (born 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 (1930–2023), Hungarian number theorist and combinatorialist
Chris Soteros , Canadian applied mathematician, studies biomolecules and the knot theory of random space curves
Marilda Sotomayor (born 1944), Brazilian mathematician, economist, and game theorist
Laila Soueif (born 1956), Egyptian mathematics professor and women's rights activist
Diane Souvaine (born 1954), American computational geometer, advocate for women and minorities in mathematics and gender neutrality in teaching
Hortensia Soto , Mexican-American mathematics educator
Ayşe Soysal (born 1948), Turkish mathematician, president of Boğaziçi University
Angela Spalsbury (born 1967), American functional analyst and academic administrator
Birgit Speh (born 1949), American expert in Lie groups, namesake of Speh representations
Domina Eberle Spencer (1920–2022), researcher on electrodynamics and field theory, founded fringe science organization Natural Philosophy Alliance
M. Grazia Speranza , Italian operations researcher, president of EURO and IFORS
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 (born 1988), French and Irish applied mathematician
Vera W. de Spinadel (1929–2017), Argentine-Austrian researcher on metallic means
Jean Springer (1939–2007), Jamaican-Canadian specialist in abstract algebra and academic administrator
Jane Squire (bap. 1686 – 1743), English mathematician studied solutions to finding longitude at sea
Bhama Srinivasan (born 1935), representation theorist, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Hema Srinivasan (born 1959), Indian-American mathematician specializing in abstract algebra and algebraic geometry
Kaye Stacey (born 1948), Australian mathematics educator
Tanja Stadler (born 1981), German mathematician, expert in phylogenetics
Gigliola Staffilani (born 1966), Italian-American researcher on harmonic analysis and partial differential equations
Anna Stafford (1905–2004), one of the first postdoctoral researchers at the Institute for Advanced Study
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
Katherine E. Stange , Canadian-American number theorist
Zvezdelina Stankova (born 1969), 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
Anastasia Stavrova , Russian expert in algebraic groups, non-associative algebra, and algebraic K-theory
Jackie Stedall (1950–2014), British historian of mathematics
Angelika Steger (born 1962), 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
Gabriele Steidl (born 1963), German researcher in computational harmonic analysis, convex optimization, and image processing
Mary Kay Stein , American mathematics educator
Berit Stensønes (born 1956), Norwegian mathematician specializing in complex analysis and complex dynamics
Elizabeth Stephansen (1872–1961), first Norwegian woman to receive a mathematics doctorate
Edith Stern (born 1952), child prodigy in mathematics and IBM engineer
Chris Stevens , American topological group theorist, historian of mathematics, and mathematics educator
Perdita Stevens (born 1966), British algebraist, theoretical computer scientist, and software engineer
Lorna Stewart , Canadian graph theorist and graph algorithms researcher
Alice Christine Stickland (1906–1987), British applied mathematician, expert on radio propagation
Angeline Stickney (1830–1892), American suffragist, abolitionist, and mathematician, namesake of the largest crater on Phobos
Doris Stockton (1924–2018), American mathematician and textbook author
Ruth Stokes (1890–1968), American mathematician, astronomer, and cryptologer, pioneer of linear programming, and founder of Pi Mu Epsilon journal
Yvonne Stokes , Australian expert on fluid mechanics, mathematical biology, and industrial applications of mathematics
Emily Stone , American mathematician, works in fluid mechanics and dynamical systems
Betsy Stovall , American harmonic analyst
Anita Straker , British mathematics educator, president of the Mathematical Association
Dona Strauss (born 1934), British mathematician, founder of pointless topology and European Women in Mathematics
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 (born 1971), German researcher on representation theory, low-dimensional topology, and category theory
Marilyn Strutchens (born 1962), African-American mathematics educator
Tatjana Stykel , Russian-German expert on numerical linear algebra, control theory, and differential-algebraic equations
Dorothy Geneva Styles (1922–1984), American organist, choir director, composer, poet, and mathematician
Bella Subbotovskaya (1938–1982), Soviet founder of the Jewish People's University
Indulata Sukla (born 1944), Indian researcher on Fourier series, author of textbook on number theory and cryptography
Agnès Sulem (born 1959), French applied mathematician, control theorist, and mathematical finance expert
Catherine Sulem (born 1957), Algerian-born Canadian mathematician and violinist, expert on singularities in wave propagation
Nike Sun , American probability theorist studying phase transitions and counting complexity
Iryna Sushko (born 1967), Ukrainian mathematician, applies nonlinear dynamical systems to economics
Rosamund Sutherland (1947–2019), British mathematics educator
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
Irena Swanson , Yugoslav-born American commutative algebraist and mathematical quilter
Henda Swart (1939–2016), South African geometer and graph theorist, editor-in-chief of Utilitas Mathematica
Jennifer Switkes , American mathematics educator and volunteer prison mathematics instructor
Polly Sy , Filipino functional analyst
Ágnes Szendrei , Hungarian-American expert on universal algebra
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
Zofia Szmydt (1923–2010), Polish researcher on differential equations, potential theory and distributions
T
Daina Taimina 's crochet
illustrates hyperbolic space .
Laura Taalman , American mathematician known for work on the mathematics of Sudoku and mathematical 3D printing
Daina Taimiņa (born 1954), Latvian-American mathematician, crochets objects to illustrate hyperbolic space
Martha Takane , Mexican algebraist and algebraic combinatorist
Christiane Tammer , German expert in set-valued optimization
Tan Lei (1963–2016), Chinese-French specialist in complex dynamics and functions of complex numbers
Betül Tanbay (born 1960), first female president of the Turkish Mathematical Society
Yunqing Tang , Chinese-American number theorist and arithmetic geometer
Rosalind Tanner (1900–1992), English mathematician and a historian of mathematics
Anne Taormina , Belgian mathematical physicist interested in string theory, moonshine, and the symmetry of virus capsids
Gabriella Tarantello (born 1958), Italian mathematician specializing in partial differential equations, differential geometry, and gauge theory
Éva Tardos (born 1957), Hungarian-American researcher in combinatorial optimization algorithms
Olga Taussky-Todd (1906–1995), Austrian and later Czech-American advocate of matrix theory
Jean Taylor (born 1944), American mathematician known for her work on soap bubbles and crystals
Aretha Teckentrup , British mathematician, data scientist, and numerical analyst
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 (born 1944), Turkish-Brazilian differential geometer
Katrin Tent (born 1963), German mathematician, expert in group theory, the symmetries of groups, algebraic model theory, and finite geometry
M. B. W. Tent , American mathematics educator, mathematical biographer
Chuu-Lian Terng (born 1949), Taiwanese-American differential geometer
Susanna Terracini (born 1963), Italian mathematician known for her research on chaos in Hamiltonian dynamical systems
Audrey Terras (born 1942), American number theorist specializing in quantum chaos and zeta functions
Susanne Teschl (born 1971), Austrian expert on mathematical modeling of breath analysis
Donna Testerman (born 1960), expert in the representation theory of algebraic groups
Ngamta Thamwattana , Thai-Australian expert in granular materials and nanotechnology
Theano (6th century BC), one or possibly two different Pythagorean philosophers
Diana Thomas , American mathematician who studies nutrition and body weight
Doreen Thomas , South African and Australian mathematician and engineer
Janet Thomas , founder of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Rekha R. Thomas , American mathematician and operations researcher
Abigail Thompson (born 1958), American low-dimensional topologist, educational reformer
Frances McBroom Thompson (1942–2014), American mathematics educator and textbook author
Gillian Thornley (born 1940), New Zealand differential geometer, first woman president of the New Zealand Mathematical Society
Heidi Thornquist , American applied mathematician, expert on numerical linear algebra and circuit simulation
Mary Domitilla Thuener (1880–1977), American mathematician, founder of Thomas More College, Kentucky
Ene-Margit Tiit (born 1934), Estonian mathematician and statistician, founding president of Estonian Statistical Society
Mary Tiles (born 1946), writer on the philosophy and history of set theory
Ulrike Tillmann FRS (born 1962), German-English algebraic topologist
Sheila Tinney (1918–2010), Irish mathematical physicist, first Irishwoman with a mathematical doctorate
Maryanne Tipler , New Zealand mathematics textbook author
Françoise Tisseur , French-English numerical analyst
Jacqueline Naze Tjøtta (1935–2017), French-Norwegian researcher in kinetics, magnetohydrodynamics and theoretical acoustics
Renate Tobies (born 1947), German historian of mathematics
Gordana Todorov (born 1949), American representation theorist and noncommutative algebraist
Susan Tolman , American symplectic geometer
Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann FRSC , Polish-Canadian geometric functional analyst
Alison Tomlin , British physical chemist and applied mathematician, develops detailed models of combustion
Cristina Toninelli , Italian probability theorist
Christina Tønnesen-Friedman , Danish-American Riemannian geometer
Virginia Torczon , American applied mathematician, computer scientist, and expert in nonlinear optimization
Antoinette Tordesillas , Australian applied mathematician
Marie Torhorst (1888–1989), German mathematician, school teacher, and politician
Anna-Karin Tornberg , Swedish computational mathematician
Eve Torrence (born 1963), American mathematician, president of Pi Mu Epsilon
Laura Toti Rigatelli (born 1941), Italian historian of mathematics and biographer of Galois
Paula Tretkoff , Australian-American researcher in number theory, noncommutative geometry, and hypergeometric functions
Christiane Tretter (born 1964), German expert in spectral theory and differential operators
Věra Trnková (1934–2018) Czech category theorist
Konstantina Trivisa , Greek-American expert in fluid dynamics and flocking
Mary Esther Trueblood (1872–1939), American mathematician, studied with Felix Klein
Chrysoula Tsogka , Greek applied mathematician, expert in wave propagation through complex media
Olga Tsuberbiller (1885–1975), Russian analytical geometer and textbook author
Virginia Tucker (1909–1985), American human computer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Laurette Tuckerman (born 1956), American and French researcher in computational fluid dynamics
Annita Tuller (1910–1994), American geometer and textbook author
Reidun Twarock , German-born mathematical biologist
Julianna Tymoczko (born 1975), American algebraic geometer and algebraic combinatorist
Regina Tyshkevich (1929–2019), Belarusian graph theorist, co-invented split graphs
Galina Tyurina (1938–1970), Soviet algebraic geometer
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 (born 1951), first female mathematics professor in Nigeria
Karen Uhlenbeck (born 1942), American mathematician, MacArthur Fellow, National Medal of Science, Leroy P. Steele Prize, Abel Prize
Corinna Ulcigrai (born 1980), Italian researcher on dynamical systems, won European Mathematical Society Prize and Whitehead Prize
Kristin Umland , American mathematics educator
Nina Uraltseva (born 1935), Russian mathematical physicist, specialist in nonlinear partial differential equations
Arantza Urkaregi (born 1954), Spanish mathematician and Basque separatist and feminist politician
V
Brigitte Vallée (born 1950), French mathematician and computer scientist, expert in lattice basis reduction algorithms
Clàudia Valls , Spanish and Portuguese mathematician specializing in dynamical systems
Pauline van den Driessche (born 1941), British-Canadian pioneer in combinatorial matrix theory and mathematical biology
Monica VanDieren , American model theorist and academic administrator
Olena Vaneeva (born 1982), Ukrainian mathematician specializing in group analysis of differential equations
Ursula van Rienen (born 1957), German applied mathematician, expert in simulating electrical brain stimulation
Michela Varagnolo , Italian-French representation theorist
Maria Eulália Vares , Brazilian expert in stochastic processes
Alena Varmužová (1939–1997), Czech mathematics educator
Dorothy Vaughan (1910–2008), African-American mathematician at NASA
Elena Vázquez Cendón , Spanish expert in modeling waves and shallow water, and numerical solution of hyperbolic problems
Mariel Vázquez , Mexican mathematical biologist specializing in DNA topology
Eva Vedel Jensen (born 1951), Danish spatial statistician, stereologist, and stochastic geometer
Argelia Velez-Rodriguez (born 1936), Black Cuban-American differential geometer
Tatyana Velikanova (1932–2002), Soviet mathematician, computer programmer, dissident, and political prisoner
Luitgard Veraart , German financial mathematician
Michèle Vergne (born 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
Luminița Vese , Romanian specialist in image processing
Katalin Vesztergombi (born 1948), Hungarian graph theorist and discrete geometer
Maryna Viazovska (born 1984), Ukrainian mathematician, solved the sphere packing problems in dimensions 8 and 24
Eva Viehmann (born 1980), German arithmetic geometer
Marie-France Vignéras (born 1946), French mathematician who proved that one cannot hear the shape of a hyperbolic drum
Maria Cristina Villalobos , American applied mathematician recognized for her mentorship
Cynthia Vinzant , American real algebraic geometer
Bianca Viray , American arithmetic geometer
Nina Virchenko (born 1930), Ukrainian mathematician and anti-Soviet activist
Monica Vișan (born 1979), Romanian expert on the nonlinear Schrödinger equation
Begoña Vitoriano (born 1967), Spanish applied mathematician, uses operations research for humanitarian disaster relief
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 (born 1949), American geometric group theorist, namesake of Culler–Vogtmann outer space
Margit Voigt , German expert on graph coloring
Claire Voisin (born 1962), French expert on Hodge structures and mirror symmetry, member of French Academy of Sciences
Elisabeth Vreede (1879–1943), Dutch mathematician, astronomer and Anthroposophist
Kristina Vušković (born 1967), Serbian graph theorist
W
Katrin Wendland , expert on
singularities in
quantum field theories
Michelle L. Wachs , American specialist in algebraic combinatorics
Aissa Wade (born 1967), Senegalese symplectic geometer, president of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Grace Wahba (born 1934), American pioneer in methods for smoothing noisy data
Nathalie Wahl (born 1976), Belgian topologist
Yoshiko Wakabayashi (born 1950), Brazilian researcher in combinatorial optimization and polyhedral combinatorics
Rebecca Waldecker (born 1979), German group theorist
Irène Waldspurger , French mathematician, expert on phase retrieval
Carol Walker (born 1935), American group theorist and fuzzy set theorist
Erica N. 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
Mary Shore Walker (1882–1952), American mathematician, first woman faculty member at the University of Missouri
Dorothy Wallace , American number theorist, mathematical biologist, and mathematics educator
Lynne H. Walling , British number theorist
Joan E. Walsh (1932–2017), British numerical analyst
Marion Walter (1928–2021), German-born mathematician who wrote about using mirrors to explore symmetry
Andrea Walther (born 1970), German expert in automatic differentiation
Chelsea Walton (born 1983), African-American researcher in noncommutative algebra
Yusu Wang , Chinese computational geometer and computational topologist
Wang Zhenyi (1768–1797), Qing dynasty mathematician and astronomer
Lesley Ward , Australian harmonic and complex analyst
Rachel Ward , American applied mathematician who researches machine learning and signal processing
Virginia Warfield , American mathematics educator
Mary Wynne Warner (1932–1998), British pioneer in fuzzy topology
Simone Warzel (born 1973), German mathematical physicist, expert on the many-body problem
Talitha Washington (born 1974), American applied mathematician and mathematics educator
Sarah L. Waters , British expert in fluid mechanics and tissue engineering
Ann E. Watkins , American statistics educator, president of Mathematical Association of America
Anne Watson , British mathematics educator
Charlotte Watts (born 1962), British mathematical epidemiologist
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 (born 1974), American symplectic topologist and gauge theorist
Guofang Wei (born 1965), Chinese-American differential geometer, found new positively-curved manifolds
Tilla Weinstein (1934–2002), American differential geometer
Marie Johanna Weiss (1903–1952), American mathematics researcher and textbook author
Katrin Wendland (born 1970), German mathematical physicist, expert on singularities in quantum field theories
Annette Werner (born 1966), German expert on diophantine geometry and non-Archimedean algebraic geometry
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 (born 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
Kirsten Wickelgren , American number theorist and geometer
Margaret Wiecek , Polish-American operations researcher, expert on multi-objective optimization
Sylvia Wiegand (born 1945), American algebraist, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Anna Wienhard (born 1977), German differential geometer
Lynda Wiest , American mathematics education researcher
Marie S. Wilcox (died 1995), American high school mathematics teacher, textbook author, and president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Trena Wilkerson , American mathematics educator, president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Amie Wilkinson (born 1968), American researcher in ergodic theory and smooth dynamical systems
Emily Willbanks (1930–2007), American mathematician who contributed to defense weapons applications and high performance storage
Margaret Willerding (1919–2003), American mathematician and textbook author
Karen Willcox , New Zealand applied mathematician, expert on reduced-order modeling and multi-fidelity methods
Elizabeth Williams (1895–1986), British mathematician and educationist
Emily Coddington Williams (1873–1952), American historian of mathematics, translator, novelist, playwright, and biographer
Kim Williams , scholar of connections between mathematics and architecture
Lauren Williams , American expert on cluster algebras and tropical geometry
Roselyn E. Williams , American mathematician, founder of National Math Alliance
Ruth J. Williams , American probability theorist, president of Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Ruth Margaret Williams (born 1945), British mathematical physicist, researches discrete gravity
Sheila Oates Williams (born 1939), British and Australian abstract algebraist
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
Elizabeth Wilmer , American expert on Markov chain mixing times
Helen Wilson (mathematician) (born 1973), British expert on non-Newtonian fluids, president of British Society of Rheology
Ulrica Wilson , African-American mathematician specializing in noncommutative rings and the combinatorics of matrices
Helen Wily (1921–2009), New Zealand mathematician and statistician
Sarah Witherspoon , American mathematician interested in abstract algebra
Emily E. Witt , American commutative algebraist and representation theorist
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 (born 1945), American expert in model-theoretic algebra, president of American Women in Mathematics
Melanie Wood (born 1981), first female American to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad
Ruth Goulding Wood (1875–1935), American non-Euclidean geometer
Sarah Woodhead (1851–1912), first woman to pass the Cambridge University mathematical Tripos examination
Mary Lee Woods (1924–2017), British mathematician and computer programmer
Carol S. Woodward , American expert in numerical algorithms and software
Margaret H. Wright (born 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
Jang-Mei Wu , Taiwanese-American complex analyst
Sijue Wu (born 1964), Chinese-American expert in the mathematics of water waves
Emily Kathryn Wyant (1897–1942), American mathematician, founder of honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon
Lucy R. Wyatt , British mathematician and oceanographer, studies high frequency radar oceanography and ocean surface waves
Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska (born 1940), Polish logician
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
Carolyn Yackel , American commutative algebraist and mathematical fiber artist
Erna Beth Yackel (1939–2022), American mathematics educator
Mayuko Yamashita , Japanese mathematician and mathematical physicist
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
Elena Yanovskaya (born 1938), Soviet and Russian game theorist
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 (born 1980), Canadian mathematician whose research connects combinatorics to quantum field theory
Florence Yeldham (1877–1945), British school teacher and historian of arithmetic
Yiqun Lisa Yin , Chinese-American cryptographer, broke the SHA-1 hash scheme and helped develop the RC6 block cipher
Ruriko Yoshida , Japanese-American combinatorist, statistician, phylogeneticist, and operations researcher
Anna Irwin Young (1873–1920), charter member of the Mathematical Association of America
Cynthia Y. Young , American applied mathematician, textbook author, and academic administrator
Lai-Sang Young (born 1952), Hong Kong born dynamical systems theorist
Mabel Minerva Young (1872–1963), American geometer
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 (born 1981), Iranian-Swedish researcher in computational fluid dynamics, former child refugee, and winner of EMS Prize
Martina Zähle (born 1950), German stochastic geometer and geometric measure theorist
Frieda Zames (1932–2005), American mathematician and disability rights activist
Antonella Zanna , Italian-Norwegian numerical analyst
Thaleia Zariphopoulou (born 1962), Greek-American expert in mathematical finance
Claudia Zaslavsky (1917–2006), American mathematics educator and ethnomathematician
Anna Zdunik , Polish researcher on dynamical systems
Mary Lou Zeeman , British expert on dynamical systems and their application to mathematical biology
Sarah Zerbes (born 1978), German and British algebraic number theorist
Ping Zhang , graph theorist and textbook author
Rozetta Zhilina (1933–2003), Soviet expert in computational problems for nuclear weapons
Tamar Ziegler (born 1971), Israeli researcher in ergodic theory and arithmetic combinatorics, won Erdős Prize
Magdolna Zimányi (1934–2016), pioneer of Hungarian computing
See also
References
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Notable women in mathematics: A biographical dictionary . Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp.
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