Consuelo Martínez

Consuelo Martínez López (born 1955) is a Spanish mathematician, and a frequent collaborator of Fields Medalist Efim Zelmanov. Her research topics include abstract algebra including group theory and superalgebras, algebraic coding theory, and cryptography. She is the professor of algebra at the University of Oviedo.[1]

Education and careerEdit

Martínez was born in 1955 in Ferrol, Spain, the daughter of a teacher. She earned a licenciate in mathematics in 1977 from the University of Zaragoza,[1] and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Zaragoza in 1980. Her dissertation, Formaciones saturadas en una clase de grupos localmente finitos PI-resolubles, concerned group theory, and was supervised by Javier Otal.[2] She became professor of algebra at the University of Oviedo in 2005.[3]

As well as her research and teaching in mathematics, Martínez has participated in joint work of the Royal Spanish Academy and Royal Spanish Mathematical Society to include mathematical terminology in the Diccionario de la lengua española.[4]


In 2018, Martínez won both the medal of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society,[5] and the Julio Peláez Prize for women in the sciences, given by the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno Foundation.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Entrevista: Consuelo Martínez, catedrática de Álgebra en la Universidad de Oviedo" [Interview: Consuelo Martínez, professor of algebra in the University of Oviedo], Newsletter (in Spanish), Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, 2017, retrieved 2021-10-07
  2. ^ Consuelo Martínez at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ a b "La matemática Consuelo Martínez, premio Julio Peláez a Mujeres Pioneras de las Ciencias Físicas, Químicas y Matemáticas" [Mathematician Consuelo Martínez, Julio Peláez Prize for Women Pioneers of Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences], La Vanguardia (in Spanish), 11 May 2018, retrieved 2021-10-07
  4. ^ Diez López, Nerea (22 January 2021), "En la RAE ponen a la RSME como modelo de colaboración para la mejora del Diccionario" [In the RAE they put the RSME as a model of collaboration for the improvement of the Dictionary] (in Spanish), Royal Spanish Mathematical Society
  5. ^ "Honores al saber matemático" [Honors in mathematical knowledge], La Nueva España (in Spanish)

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