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

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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.[4]
  • 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
  • L. D. Adams (–1966), British mathematics reformer, president of the Mathematical Association
  • Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876–1964), Russian-Dutch researcher in statistical mechanics, randomness, and geometry education
  • Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718–1799), Italian mathematician and philosopher, possibly the first female mathematics professor
  • Ilka Agricola (born 1973), German expert on differential geometry and its applications in mathematical physics
  • 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
  • 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 (born 1932), 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
  • Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (1885–1940), algebraic geometer, first female PhD from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Grace Andrews (mathematician) (1869–1951), one of only two women listed in the first edition of American Men of Science
  • Kathleen Antonelli (1921–2006), Irish-American programmer of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elayne Arrington, American aerospace engineer, expert on Soviet aircraft
  • 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
  • Winifred Asprey (1917–2007), helped establish the first computer science lab at Vassar
  • Michèle Audin (born 1954), French researcher in symplectic geometry
  • Tamara Awerbuch-Friedlander, American biomathematician and public health scientist
  • Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923), English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor, winner of the Hughes Medal

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Alexandra Bellow (b. 1935) has contributed to ergodic theory, probability and analysis.
  • Wealthy Babcock (1895–1990), American mathematician, namesake of Kansas University mathematics library
  • Clara Latimer Bacon (1866–1948), first woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University
  • Hajer Bahouri (born 1958), Franco-Tunisian mathematician interested in partial differential equations
  • Rose Baker, British physicist, mathematician, and statistician
  • 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
  • Hélène Barcelo (born 1954), mathematician from Québec, editor-in-chief of Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A
  • Grace Marie Bareis (1875–1962), American group theorist, first mathematics Ph.D. at Ohio State, and founding member of the MAA
  • Nina Bari (1901–1961), Soviet mathematician known for her work on trigonometric series
  • Ruth Aaronson Bari (1917–2005), American mathematician known for her work in graph theory and homomorphisms
  • Mildred Barnard (1908–2000), Australian biometrician, mathematician and statistician
  • Janet Barnett, American mathematician known for integrating the history of mathematics into her teaching
  • Ida Barney (1886–1982), American mathematics professor and astronomer
  • Charlotte Barnum (1860–1934), mathematician and social activist, first female mathematics PhD from Yale
  • Lida Barrett (born 1927), second female president of the MAA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patricia E. Bauman, studies the mathematics of liquid crystals and superconductors
  • Agnes Sime Baxter (1870–1917), second Canadian and fourth North American woman to earn a mathematics PhD
  • Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (born 1951), Hungarian-Swiss mathematician, proved Serre's conjecture on Galois cohomology of classical groups
  • Karine Beauchard (born 1978), French control theorist
  • May Beenken (1901–1988), American mathematician
  • Janet Beery, American mathematician and historian of mathematics
  • 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 (born 1949), American expert on Lie algebras
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christine Bernardi (1955–2018), French expert on numerical analysis of partial differential equations
  • Dorothy Lewis Bernstein (1914–1988), applied mathematician, first female president of the MAA
  • Valérie Berthé (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
  • 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
  • Miggy Biller, British mathematician and mathematics educator
  • Sara Billey (born 1968), American algebraic combinatorialist
  • Joan Birman (born 1927), American braid and knot theorist
  • Gertrude Blanch (1897–1996), American numerical analyst
  • 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
  • Graciela Boente, Argentine mathematical statistician known for her research in robust statistics
  • Natashia Boland (born 1967), Australian mathematician and operations researcher
  • Aline Bonami, French mathematical analyst, president of the Société mathématique de France
  • Alicia Boole Stott (1860–1940), Irish-English four-dimensional geometer
  • Mary Everest Boole (1832–1916), self-taught author of didactic works on mathematics
  • Kathleen Booth (born 1922), English 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
  • Anne Bosworth (1868–1907), first mathematics professor at what is now University of Rhode Island; student of David Hilbert
  • Fernanda Botelho (born 1957), Portuguese-American functional analyst
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lillian K. Bradley (born 1921), first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in any subject at the University of Texas
  • Dorothy Brady (1903–1977), American mathematician and economist
  • Priscilla Braislin (1838–1888), first professor of mathematics at Vassar College
  • Bodil Branner (born 1943), founder of European Women in Mathematics, chair of the Danish Mathematical Society
  • Hel Braun (1914–1986), German number theorist
  • Marilyn Breen (born 1944), American geometer
  • Susanne Brenner, expert in the numerical solution of differential equations
  • Kathrin Bringmann (born 1977), German number theorist, expert on mock theta functions, winner of SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
  • 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 first female applied mathematics professor in UK
  • Marjorie Lee Browne (1914–1979), one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics
  • Laurence Broze (born 1960), Belgian applied mathematician, statistician, and economist, president of l'association femmes et mathématiques
  • 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
  • Annalisa Buffa (born 1973), Italian specialist in numerical analysis for partial differential equations
  • Marta Bunge, 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
  • 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
  • Ida Busbridge (1908–1988), studied integral equations and radiative transfer, first female mathematics fellow at Oxford
  • Margaret K. Butler (1924–2013), computer programmer, director of the National Energy Software Center at Argonne

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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.
  • Angelina Cabras (1898–?), 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
  • Erika Tatiana Camacho (born 1974), Mexican-American mathematical biologist
  • 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
  • Lucia Caporaso, Italian algebraic geometer
  • Ana Caraiani, Romanian-American IMO medalist, Putnam fellow, expert in algebraic number theory and the Langlands program
  • 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
  • Mary Cartwright (1900–1998), British mathematician, one of the first to analyze a dynamical system with chaos
  • María Andrea Casamayor (1700–1780), only 18th-century Spanish scientist whose work is still extant
  • Bettye Anne Case, American mathematician and historian of mathematics
  • Emma Castelnuovo (1913–2014), Italian mathematics educator and textbook author
  • Beatrice Mabel Cave-Browne-Cave (1874–1947), English pioneer in the mathematics of aeronautics
  • Frances Cave-Browne-Cave (1876–1965), English mathematician and computer, taught at Girton College, Cambridge
  • Anny Cazenave (born 1944), French space geodesist, pioneer in satellite altimetry
  • Zoia Ceaușescu (1949–2006), Romanian functional analyst, daughter of Communist leader
  • Sue Chandler, author of English secondary-school mathematics textbooks
  • Sun-Yung Alice Chang (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 AWM
  • Marie Charpentier (1903–1994), first woman to earn a doctorate in pure mathematics in France and second to obtain a faculty position there
  • Émilie du Châtelet (1706–1749), French translator and commentator of Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica
  • Zoé Chatzidakis, French researcher in model theory and differential algebra
  • Jennifer Tour Chayes (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
  • Margaret Cheney (born 1955), American expert on inverse problems
  • 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
  • Amanda Chetwynd, British combinatorist and spatial statistician
  • Agata Ciabattoni, Italian non-classical mathematical logician
  • 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
  • YoungJu Choie, 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
  • 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
  • Anne Cobbe (1920–1971), British algebraist
  • Sally Cockburn (born 1960), Canadian-American mathematician
  • Judita Cofman, 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
  • Susan Jane Colley (born 1959), first female editor-in-chief of the American Mathematical Monthly
  • Agnes Bell Collier (1860–1930), British mathematician
  • Coralie Colmez, French writer on legal mathematics
  • Caterina Consani (born 1963), Italian mathematician specializing in arithmetic geometry
  • Pamela Cook, American expert in fluid dynamics, president of SIAM
  • Frances Cope (1902–1983), American researcher on differential equations, namesake of the Thorndike nomogram
  • Minerva Cordero, Puerto Rican expert on finite geometry
  • Sylvie Corteel, French combinatorialist, editor-in-chief of Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A
  • Carla Cotwright-Williams, African-American data scientist for the US government
  • 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
  • Marie Crous, 17th-century mathematician who introduced the decimal system to France
  • Marianna Csörnyei (born 1975), Hungarian researcher in real analysis, geometric measure theory, and functional analysis
  • Helen F. Cullen (1919–2007), American topologist
  • Louise Duffield Cummings (1870–1947), Canadian-American expert on Steiner triple systems
  • Susan Jane Cunningham (1842–1921), founded the mathematics and astronomy departments at Swarthmore College
  • Ruth F. Curtain (born 1941), Australian-Dutch expert in infinite-dimensional linear systems
  • Carina Curto (born 1978), American mathematical neuroscientist

DEdit

  • Amy Dahan, French mathematician, historian of mathematics, and historian of the politics of climate change
  • 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
  • Ingrid Daubechies (born 1954), Belgian physicist and mathematician, known for wavelets
  • Chantal David (born 1964), Canadian analytic number theorist and arithmetic statistician
  • Penny J. Davies, Scottish expert on wave scattering, president of Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Ineke De Moortel, Belgian mathematician who studies the sun's corona; president of Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Valeria de Paiva, Brazilian researcher in categorical logic
  • Lisette de Pillis, American researcher on the mathematics of cancer growth
  • Daniela De Silva, Italian mathematician known for her expertise in partial differential equations
  • Winifred Margaret Deans (1901–1990), British translator of German mathematics and physics texts into English
  • Mary Deconge (born 1933), one of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics
  • Huguette Delavault (1924–2003), French mathematical physicist, activist for women in mathematics
  • Ermelinda DeLaViña, Hispanic American graph theorist
  • Laura DeMarco, American researcher in dynamical systems and complex analysis
  • Shakuntala Devi (1939–2013), Indian child prodigy, writer, and mental calculator
  • Cécile DeWitt-Morette (born 1922), French founder of l'École de physique des Houches
  • Giulia Di Nunno (born 1973), Italian expert in stochastic analysis and financial mathematics, promoter of mathematics in Africa
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Suzanne Dorée, American group theorist and mathematics educator
  • Yael Dowker (born 1919), Israeli researcher in measure theory and ergodic theory
  • Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889–1971), American cryptanalyst during both World War I and World War II
  • Cornelia Druțu (born 1967), 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • Constance van Eeden (born 1927), Dutch nonparameteric statistician who contributed to the development of statistics in Canada
  • Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest (1905–1984), Dutch researcher in combinatorics and graph theory
  • Andrée Ehresmann (born 1935), French category theorist
  • Thyra Eibe (1866–1955), first woman to earn a mathematics degree from the University of Copenhagen, translator of Euclid
  • Carolyn Eisele (1902–2000), American mathematician, historian of mathematics, expert on Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Kirsten Eisenträger, German-American researcher in computational number theory
  • Tanja Eisner (born 1980), Ukrainian-German expert on operator theory
  • Nicole El Karoui (born 1944), Tunisian-French pioneer in mathematical finance
  • Jo Ellis-Monaghan, American mathematician interested in graph polynomials and topological graph theory
  • 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
  • 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

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Philippa Fawcett gained international fame when she obtained the top score on the 1890 Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge.
  • Vera Faddeeva (1906–1983), Russian expert on numerical linear algebra
  • Fariba Fahroo, Persian-American expert in pseudospectral optimal control, winner of AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
  • Barbara Trader Faires (born 1943), American mathematician and textbook author, secretary of MAA
  • Etta Zuber Falconer (1933–2002), one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
  • María Falk de Losada, American-born Colombian mathematician, co-founded Colombian Mathematical Olympiad, rector of Antonio Nariño University
  • Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla (born 1956), Colombian and Italian mathematics educator
  • Barbara Fantechi (born 1966), Italian algebraic geometer
  • 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
  • Philippa Fawcett (1868–1948), English educationalist, first woman to obtain the top score in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos
  • 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
  • Elizabeth Fennema (born 1928), researched attitudes of young women towards mathematics and their classroom interactions
  • Anuška Ferligoj (born 1947), Slovenian mathematical sociologist and researcher in network analysis
  • Jacqueline Ferrand (1918–2014), French researcher on conformal representation theory, potential theory, and Riemannian manifolds
  • Antonia Ferrín Moreiras (1914–2009), Spanish mathematician and first Galician woman astronomer
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy (born 1954), American researcher in mathematics education
  • Ilse Fischer (born 1975), Austrian combinatorialist
  • Irene Fischer (1907–2009), Austrian-American geodecist for Mercury and Apollo spaceflights, member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Vera Fischer, Austrian set theorist and mathematical logician
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (born 1923), 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
  • Haya Freedman (1923–2005), Israeli-British mathematician who studied the Tamari lattice and ring theory
  • Herta Freitag (1908–2000), Austrian-American expert on Fibonacci numbers
  • Susan Friedlander (born 1946), English-American researcher in fluid dynamics, first female editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the AMS
  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • Mary Cleophas Garvin (1899–1990), American mathematician
  • Hilda Geiringer (1893–1973), Austrian researcher on Fourier series, statistics, probability, and plasticity, refugee from Nazi Germany
  • Anne Gelb, American mathematician interested in numerical analysis, partial differential equations, and Fourier analysis of images
  • Sue Geller, American mathematician with interdisciplinary interests in algebraic K-theory, bioinformatics, and biostatistics
  • Ruth Gentry (1862–1917), American geometer
  • Maria-Pia Geppert (1907–1997), German mathematician and biostatistician who founded the Biometrical Journal
  • Sophie Germain (1776–1831), French number theorist, physicist, and philosopher, correspondent of Gauss
  • Marie Gernet (1865–1924), first German woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics
  • Ellen Gethner, American graph theorist
  • 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
  • Vivette Girault (born 1943), French expert on numerical analysis, finite element methods, and computational fluid dynamics
  • Josephine Burns Glasgow (1887–1969), American group theorist, active in American Association of University Women
  • 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
  • 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
  • Catherine Goldstein (born 1958), French number theorist and historian of mathematics
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mary de Lellis Gough (1892–1983), American mathematician
  • Alice Bache Gould (1858–1953), American mathematician and historian
  • Gene Grabeel (1920–2015), American mathematician and cryptanalyst who founded the Venona project
  • Judith Grabiner (1938), American historian of 18th- and 19th-century mathematics
  • Evelyn Boyd Granville (born 1924), one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
  • Antonella Grassi, mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry and string theory
  • Marion Cameron Gray (1902–1979), Scottish telephone engineer, discoverer of the Gray graph
  • Mary W. Gray (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
  • Cindy Greenwood (born 1937), Canadian statistician, winner of Krieger-Nelson Prize
  • Ruth Gregory, British mathematical physicist specializing in general relativity and cosmology
  • Margaret Greig (1922–1999), English applied mathematician, developed theory for worsted spinning
  • Lois Wilfred Griffiths (1899–1981), American expert on polygonal numbers
  • Ellina Grigorieva, Russian expert on mathematical problem solving
  • Elisenda Grigsby, American low-dimensional topologist
  • Margaret Grimshaw (1905–1990), English mathematician at Cambridge and author on Hilbert spaces
  • Birgit Grodal (1943–2004), Danish mathematical economist, studied atomless economies
  • Edna Grossman, German-born American designer of the Data Encryption Standard and of the slide attack in cryptography
  • Helen G. Grundman, American number theorist
  • Weiqing Gu, Chinese-American researcher on differential geometry and the mathematics of cancer growth
  • Laura Guggenbühl (1901–1985), American mathematician known for her work in triangle geometry and the history of mathematics
  • Colette Guillopé, French researcher in partial differential equations and fluid dynamics, former president of femmes et mathématiques
  • Joséphine Guidy Wandja, 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
  • Margaret Gurney (1908–2002), American mathematician, survey statistician, and pioneering computer programmer

HEdit

 
Ancient Greek Egyptian mathematician Hypatia was the subject of many literary interpretations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here, she is portrayed by Marie Spartali in an 1867 photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron.
  • Ruth Haas, American mathematician known for mentorship of other women mathematicians
  • Dörte Haftendorn (born 1948), German mathematician, mathematics educator, and textbook author
  • Kari Hag (born 1941), Norwegian expert on quasiconformal mappings
  • 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
  • Anita Hansbo (born 1960), Swedish mathematician, rector of Jönköping University
  • Megumi Harada, Canadian expert on equivariant symplectic and algebraic geometry
  • 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
  • Heather Harrington (born 1984), applied mathematician and algebraic systems biologist
  • 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
  • Shelly Harvey, American researcher in knot theory, low-dimensional topology, and group theory
  • Maria Hasse (1921–2014), German graph theorist, set theorist, and category theorist, first female professor in science at TU Dresden
  • Rhonda Hatcher, American number theorist, winner of Haimo teaching award
  • Deanna Haunsperger, American mathematician, president of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Jane M. Hawkins, American researcher in dynamic systems, complex dynamics, cellular automata, and Julia sets
  • 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
  • Teresa W. Haynes (born 1953), American expert on domination in graphs
  • Olive Hazlett (1890–1974), American algebraist at the University of Illinois
  • Maria Heep-Altiner (born 1959), German mathematician and actuary
  • Katherine Heinrich (born 1954), Canadian combinatorialist, first female president of Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Nadia Heninger (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
  • Rebecca A. Herb (born 1948), American researcher in abstract algebra and Lie groups
  • Grete Hermann (1901–1984), German mathematician and philosopher also noted for her work in physics and education
  • Susan Hermiller, American group theorist
  • Constance Anne Herschel (1855–1939), British lecturer in natural sciences and mathematics
  • Patricia Hersh (born 1973), American expert on algebraic and topological combinatorics
  • Kathryn Hess (born 1967), American mathematician who uses algebraic topology to understand structures in neurology and materials science
  • Gloria Conyers Hewitt (born 1935), early African-American female mathematics PhD, MAA governor
  • Aparna Higgins, Indian-American graph theorist known for encouraging undergraduate research
  • Nancy Hingston, American differential geometer
  • Hoàng Xuân Sính (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annick Horiuchi, French historian of Japanese mathematics
  • Anette Hosoi, American mechanical engineer, biophysicist, and mathematician, studies fluid dynamics, robotics, and bio-inspired design
  • Susan Howson (born 1973), British mathematician known for work on algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry
  • Celia Hoyles (born 1946), British mathematician, president of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Hu Hesheng (born 1928), differential geometer, president of Shanghai Mathematical Society, member of Chinese Academy of Science
  • Verena Huber-Dyson (born 1923), 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
  • 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
  • Mabel Gweneth Humphreys (1911–2006), Canadian-American number theorist and namesake of the M. Gweneth Humphreys Award
  • Fern Hunt (born 1948), American mathematician known for her work in applied mathematics and mathematical biology
  • 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

IEdit

  • Milagros D. Ibe (born 1931), Filipino mathematics educator, vice chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman
  • 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
  • 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
  • Suad Ibrahim Issa, Sudanese mathematician, school founder, and academic administrator
  • Vanaja Iyengar ( –2001), founding vice chancellor of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, a women's university in Andhra Pradesh, India

JEdit

 
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
  • Lisa Jeffrey FRSC, Canadian expert in symplectic geometry and quantum field theory
  • Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, American low-dimensional topologist, editor of MAA FOCUS
  • Svetlana Jitomirskaya (born 1966), Ukrainian mathematician working on dynamical systems and mathematical physics
  • Aimee Johnson, American expert on dynamical systems
  • Katherine Johnson (born 1918), calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon
  • Eleanor Jones (born 1929), one of the first African American women to receive a PhD in mathematics
  • Nataša Jonoska (born 1961), Macedonian-American expert in DNA computing
  • Artishia Wilkerson Jordan (1901–1974), African-American mathematics educator and clubwoman
  • Nalini Joshi, researcher in differential equations, Australian Laureate Fellow, Hardy Lecturer, president of Australian Mathematical Society

KEdit

 
Sofia Kovalevskaya is known for her contributions to differential equations, and gives her name to the Cauchy-Kovalevskaya theorem, the fundamental existence result for analytic partial differential equations.
  • Margarete Kahn (1880–c. 1942), one of the first female German doctorates, contributed to Hilbert's sixteenth problem
  • Suzan Kahramaner (1913–2006), one of the first female mathematicians in Turkish academia
  • Gabriele Kaiser, German mathematics educator
  • Efstratia Kalfagianni, Greek knot theorist
  • Eva Kallin, American researcher in geometric axiom systems, functional algebra, and polynomial convexity
  • Gudrun Kalmbach (born 1937), German quantum logician
  • Hermine Agavni Kalustyan (1914–1989), Armenian-Turkish mathematician and politician
  • Shoshana Kamin (born 1930), Soviet-Israeli mathematical physicist, wrote about parabolic partial differential equations
  • 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
  • Fanny Kassel (born 1984), French expert on Lie groups
  • Svetlana Katok (born 1947), Jewish Russian-American founder of Electronic Research Announcements of the AMS
  • Bruria Kaufman (1918–2010), Israeli theoretical physicist who collaborated with Einstein on general relativity
  • Elham Kazemi (born 1970), Iranian-American mathematics educator
  • 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
  • Olga Kharlampovich (born 1958), Russian-Canadian group theorist who solved the Tarski conjecture on first-order theories of free groups
  • Ju-Lee Kim (born 1969), Korean-American expert on the representation theory of p-adic groups
  • Chawne Kimber, African-American mathematician and quilter, incorporates social justice into mathematics teaching
  • Angie Turner King (1905–2004), American mathematics and chemistry educator
  • 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
  • Frances Kirwan (born 1959), British specialist in algebraic and symplectic geometry
  • Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Danish researcher in mathematics education and the philosophy and history of mathematics
  • Erica Klarreich (born 1972), American geometer and writer
  • Maria Klawe (born 1951), Canadian-American theoretical computer scientist, president of Harvey Mudd College
  • Genevieve M. Knight (born 1939), African-American mathematics educator
  • Julia F. Knight, American specialist in model theory and computability theory
  • Tamara G. Kolda, American applied mathematician at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Nancy Kopell (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
  • Sofia 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
  • 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
  • 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

LEdit

 
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
  • 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
  • Tanja Lange, German number theorist and cryptographer
  • 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
  • Ruth Lawrence (born 1971), child prodigy, British-Israeli researcher in knot theory and algebraic topology
  • Anneli Cahn Lax (1922–1999), American mathematician, winner of the George Pólya Award
  • Anita Layton, Hong Kong-American applied mathematician who studies mathematical models of kidney function
  • Lê Thị Thanh Nhàn (born 1970), Vietnamese mathematician, vice rector for Science at Thái Nguyên University, won Kovalevskaya Prize
  • Alice Lee (1858–1939), helped discredit craniology
  • Joceline Lega, French applied mathematician interested in nonlinear dynamics
  • 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
  • Joan Leitzel (born 1936), American mathematics educator and university administrator
  • Miriam Leiva, Cuban-American mathematics educator
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marta Lewicka, Polish expert in nonlinear elasticity
  • Florence Lewis (1877–?), American mathematician and astronomer
  • Sherry Li, Chinese-American developer of sparse parallel solvers for systems of linear equations
  • Winnie Li (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
  • 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
  • Elizaveta Litvinova (1845–c. 1919), Russian mathematician and biographer, defied czar's order forbidding women to study abroad
  • Marie Litzinger (1899–1952), American number theorist
  • Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (born 1974), Taiwanese-American researcher in algebraic geometry and symplectic geometry
  • Deborah Frank Lockhart, administrator at the National Science Foundation
  • Susan Loepp (born 1967), American algebraist and cryptographer
  • Mayme Logsdon (1881–?), American algebraic geometer and mathematics educator
  • Ling Long (mathematician), Chinese-American expert on modular forms, elliptic surfaces, and dessins d'enfants
  • Lynette Long, American psychologist, mathematics educator, and textbook author
  • Judith Q. Longyear (1938–1995), American researcher in graph theory and combinatorics
  • 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
  • Katarzyna Lubnauer (born 1969), Polish probability theorist and politician
  • Edith Hirsch Luchins (1921–2002), Polish-American mathematician, experimented on psychology of mathematical problem solving
  • Monika Ludwig (born 1966), Austrian researcher in convex geometry, member of Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Alessandra Lunardi (born 1958), Italian mathematical analyst
  • 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

MEdit

  • 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
  • Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910–1960), Scottish researcher on the Whittaker constant, co-author of German–English mathematics dictionary
  • Chrystal Macmillan (1872–1937), Scottish Liberal politician, barrister, feminist and pacifist, first female honours graduate in mathematics from University of Edinburgh
  • Jessie MacWilliams (1917–1990), English researcher on error-correcting codes
  • Kathleen Madden, American expert on dynamical systems
  • Isabel Maddison (1869–1950), British mathematician known for her work on differential equations
  • Penelope Maddy (born 1950), American philosopher of mathematics
  • Dorothy Maharam (1917–2014), American mathematician who made important contributions to measure theory
  • Carolyn A. Maher, American expert in mathematics education
  • Carolyn Mahoney (born 1946), African-American combinatorialist, president of Lincoln University of Missouri
  • Larisa Maksimova (born 1943), Russian mathematical logician
  • Maryanthe Malliaris, American mathematician specializing in model theory
  • Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932–1995), fifth African-American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics, researcher in functional analysis
  • Eugenia Malinnikova (born 1974), Russian-Norwegian expert in functional analysis and partial differential equations
  • Michelle Manes, American mathematician interested in number theory, algebraic geometry, and dynamical systems
  • Elizabeth Mansfield, Australian expert on moving frames and conservation laws
  • María Manzano (born 1950), Spanish mathematical logician
  • Elena Marchisotto (born 1945), American mathematician, mathematics educator, and historian of mathematics
  • 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
  • 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
  • María del Carmen Martínez Sancho (1901–1995), first woman in Spain to gain a PhD in Mathematics
  • Katalin Marton (born 1941), Hungarian information and probability theorist
  • Susan Martonosi, American mathematician, applies operations research to counter-terrorism, epidemiology, and sports analytics
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anna Mazzucato, American expert on fluid dynamics
  • Shirley McBay (born 1935), first African-American doctorate at the University of Georgia
  • Mary McCammon, 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
  • 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
  • Florence Marie Mears (1896–1995), American specialist in summation methods
  • Sylvie Méléard, 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
  • Uta Merzbach (1933–2017), German-American historian of mathematics, first Smithsonian curator of mathematical instruments
  • Jill P. Mesirov, American mathematician, computer scientist, and computational biologist, president of AWM
  • Ida Martha Metcalf (1857–1952), second American female doctorate in mathematics
  • Catherine Meusburger, German mathematical physicist interested in string theory
  • Marie-Louise Michelsohn (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Colette Moeglin (born 1953), French expert on automorphic forms
  • Susan Montgomery (born 1943), American researcher in noncommutative algebra
  • Helen Moore, American mathematician who applies control theory to combination therapy in the health industry
  • Sophie Morel (born 1979), French number theorist and contributor to the Langlands program, first female tenured mathematics professor at Harvard
  • Rose Morton (1925–1999), American expert in the mathematical modeling of bubbles
  • Joan Moschovakis, American intuitionistic logician
  • Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923–2017), Canadian-American researcher on the partial differential equations governing fluid flow
  • Ruth Moufang (1905–1977), German researcher on non-associative algebraic structures, namesake of Moufang loops
  • Magdalena Mouján (1926–2005), Argentine mathematician of Basque descent, operations researcher, computing pioneer, and science fiction author
  • Edith Alice Müller (1918–1995), Swiss mathematician and astronomer, studied the group theory of Moorish tile designs
  • Anna Mullikin (1893–1975), American mathematician, early investigator of point set theory
  • Emmy Murphy, American symplectic geometer
  • Valerie Myerscough (1942–1980), British mathematician and astrophysicist
  • Vera Myller (1880–1970), Russian mathematician and student of David Hilbert, first female professor in Romania

NEdit

 
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
  • Sonia Natale (born 1972), Argentine expert in abstract algebra
  • Caryn Navy (born 1953), blind American researcher in set-theoretic topology and Braille technology
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Mary Frances Winston Newson (1869–1959), first female American to receive a PhD in mathematics from a European university
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

OEdit

  • Katharine Elizabeth O'Brien (1901–1986), American mathematician, musician and poet
  • Hilary Ockendon, British applied mathematician, expert in fluid dynamics
  • Ortrud Oellermann, South African and Canadian graph theorist
  • Hee Oh (born 1969), Korean-American dynamical systems theorist, expert on equidistribution in fractal structures
  • Eve Oja (born 1948), 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
  • Olga Oleinik (1925–2001), Soviet researcher on partial differential equations, elastic media, and boundary layers
  • Dorte Olesen (born 1948), first Danish mathematician to be appointed full professor
  • Gloria Olive (1923–2006), American-born New Zealand mathematician
  • Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912–2014), British mathematician and politician, mayor of Manchester, educational advisor to Margaret Thatcher
  • Cathy O'Neil, American arithmetic algebraic geometer and author on the social hazards of machine learning
  • 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
  • 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

PEdit

 
In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to earn a doctoral degree.
  • Ilona Palásti (1924–1991), Hungarian researcher in discrete geometry, geometric probability, and random graphs
  • Erika Pannwitz (1904–1975), German geometric topologist who proved that every knot has a quadrisecant
  • Raman Parimala (born 1948), Indian mathematician known for her contributions to algebra
  • Haesun Park, Korean-American researcher in numerical analysis and the data sciences
  • Karen Parshall (born 1955), American historian of mathematics
  • Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Polish-American control theorist and mathematics educator
  • Maria Pastori (1895–1975), Italian mathematician, specialist in rational mechanics
  • Christine Paulin-Mohring (born 1962), French mathematical logician and computer scientist, developer of Coq theorem prover
  • Barbara Paulson (born 1928), 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
  • Rose Peltesohn (1913–1998), German-Israeli researcher in additive combinatorics
  • Kirsi Peltonen, Finnish mathematician whose interests include differential geometry and the connections between mathematics and art
  • Cristina Pereyra (born 1964), Venezuelan mathematician, author of several books on wavelets and harmonic analysis
  • Bernadette Perrin-Riou (born 1955), French number theorist, winner of the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize
  • Hazel Perfect (died 2015), British combinatorialist, author, and translator, inventor of gammoids
  • Laura Person, American low-dimensional topologist
  • 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
  • Linda Petzold (born 1954), researcher in differential algebraic equations and simulation, member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Julia Pevtsova, Russian-American representation theorist
  • Flora Philip (1865–1943), first female member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
  • Cynthia A. Phillips, American expert on combinatorial optimization
  • Dominique Picard (born 1953), French expert on the statistical applications of wavelets
  • Sophie Piccard (1904–1990), Russian-Swiss mathematician, first female full professor in Switzerland
  • 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
  • Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646–1684), Italian philosopher, musician, and mathematics lecturer, first woman to earn a doctorate
  • Toniann Pitassi, American-Canadian computational complexity theorist, expert on proof complexity
  • Vera Pless (born 1931), American mathematician specializing in combinatorics and coding theory
  • Kim Plofker (1964), American historian of Indian mathematics, winner of the Brouwer Medal
  • Gerlind Plonka, German mathematician known for her work on refinable functions and curvelets
  • 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
  • Marian Pour-El (1928–2009), American mathematical logician and computable analyst
  • 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 (born 1952), researcher in algebraic geometry and partial differential equations
  • Candice Renee Price, American mathematician, advocate for greater representation of women and people of color in STEM
  • Rachel Justine Pries, American arithmetic geometer and Galois theorist
  • Hilary Priestley, British mathematician who used topological methods to study distributive lattices
  • Mileva Prvanović (born 1929), Serbian differential geometer, first to earn a doctorate in geometry in Serbia
  • Ulla Pursiheimo (born 1944), Finnish control theorist who became the first female mathematics professor in Finland

QEdit

REdit

 
Lacking any formal training, Marjorie Rice conducted a systematic study of pentagon tiling, discovering four of the fifteen known types of tiling convex pentagons.
  • Ami Radunskaya, American mathematician, specializes in dynamical systems and applications to medical problems, president of AWM
  • Virginia Ragsdale (1870–1945), American specialist in algebraic curves, formulated the Ragsdale conjecture
  • Kavita Ramanan, Indian-American probability theorist
  • 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
  • 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
  • Geneviève Raugel (1951–2019), French numerical analyst and dynamical systems theorist
  • Ethel Raybould (1899–1987), Australian mathematician and mathematics benefactor
  • 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
  • Anna Barbara Reinhart (1730–1796), Swiss mathematician, wrote commentary on Newton's Principia
  • Idun Reiten (born 1942), Norwegian representation theorist, member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Yuriko Renardy, Australian-American expert in fluid dynamics
  • Barbara Reys (born 1953), American mathematics educator known for her research in number sense and mental calculation
  • Ida Rhodes (1900–1986), American pioneer in computer programming, designed the first computer used for Social Security
  • Marjorie Rice (1923–2017), American amateur mathematician who discovered new pentagon tilings
  • Christine Riedtmann (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
  • Siobhan Roberts, Canadian mathematical biographer
  • Julia Robinson (1919–1985), American researcher on diophantine equations, contributed to solution of Hilbert's Tenth Problem
  • Margaret M. Robinson, American number theorist and expert on zeta functions
  • Alvany Rocha, American specialist in Lie groups, computed characters of the Virasoro algebra
  • Alice Rogers, English expert on supermanifolds
  • Judith Roitman (born 1945), American specialist in set theory, topology, Boolean algebra, and mathematics education
  • Marian P. Roque, Filipina expert on partial differential equations, president of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines
  • Frances A. Rosamond (born 1943), Australian researcher in parameterized complexity, advocate for women in computer science and mathematics
  • Mary G. Ross (1908–2008), first Native American female engineer, studied mathematics for aeronautics and celestial mechanics
  • Alice Roth (1905–1977), Swiss mathematician known for her invention of Swiss cheese spaces
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jean E. Rubin (1926–2002), American expert on the axiom of choice
  • Mary Ellen Rudin (1924–2013), constructed many counterexamples in topology
  • Mari-Jo P. Ruiz, Filipina graph theorist and operations researcher
  • Iris Runge (1888–1966), German applied mathematician, translator and biographer
  • Mary Beth Ruskai (born 1944), proved subadditivity of quantum entropy, bounded the electrons in an atom, advocate for women in mathematics
  • Barbara Falkenbach Ryan, American mathematician, computer scientist, statistician and business executive

SEdit

  • Cora Sadosky (1940–2010), Argentine-American analyst, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Claudia Sagastizábal, Argentine-Brazilian researcher in convex optimization and energy management
  • Laure Saint-Raymond (born 1975), French specialist in partial differential equations, member of the French Academy of Sciences
  • Ayşe Şahin, Turkish-American expert on dynamical systems
  • Graciela Salicrup (1935–1982), Mexican pioneer in categorical topology
  • Judith D. Sally (born 1937), American researcher in commutative algebra, Noether lecturer
  • Sema Salur, Turkish algebraic topologist
  • Jean E. Sammet (born 1928), supervised the first scientific programming group, helped develop COBOL
  • Mildred Sanderson (1889–1914), American mathematician, established a correspondence between modular and formal invariants
  • Marta Sanz-Solé (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
  • Carla Savage, American researcher on parallel algorithms and combinatorial generation, secretary of AMS
  • Karen Saxe, American expert on functional analysis and social choice theory
  • Jane Cronin Scanlon (born 1922), American researcher in partial differential equations and mathematical biology
  • Alice T. Schafer (1915–2009), American differential geometer, founding member of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Mary Schaps (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
  • Maria E. Schonbek (born 1979), Argentine-American researcher in fluid dynamics and associated partial differential equations
  • Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Austrian mathematician known for her research in image analysis
  • Marie-Hélène Schwartz (1913–2013), French mathematician known for her work on characteristic numbers of spaces with singularities
  • Jeanette Scissum, American mathematician known for her work on sunspot prediction
  • Charlotte Scott (1858–1931), British mathematician who promoted mathematical education of American women
  • Jennifer Scott (born 1960), British numerical analyst
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marjorie Senechal (born 1939), American expert on quasicrystals, author on history of science, editor-in-chief of The Mathematical Intelligencer
  • Seo Yeongsuhap (1753–1823), Korean poet and mathematician
  • Sylvia Serfaty (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
  • Brigitte Servatius (born 1954), Austrian-American expert on matroids and structural rigidity
  • Nataša Šešum, expert in geometric flows
  • Mamokgethi Setati (born 1966), first black female South African to earn a PhD in mathematics education
  • Betty Shannon (–2017), computer at Bell Labs, assisted husband Claude Shannon with his research
  • Tatyana Shaposhnikova (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
  • Irina Shevtsova (born 1983), Russian probability theorist
  • Brooke Shipley, American expert in homotopy theory and homological algebra
  • Patricia D. Shure, American mathematics educator and calculus reformer
  • Lesley Sibner (1934–2013), American differential geometer and Hodge theorist, produced a constructive proof of the Riemann–Roch theorem
  • Martha Siegel, American probability theorist and mathematics educator
  • Mary Silber, American expert in bifurcation theory and pattern formation
  • Alice Silverberg (1958), American number theorist and cryptographer
  • Ruth Silverman (circa 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
  • Hourya Benis Sinaceur (born 1940), Moroccan expert in the theory and history of mathematics
  • Nathalie Sinclair (born 1970), Canadian researcher in mathematics education
  • 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
  • Jessica Sklar (born 1973), American mathematician interested in abstract algebra, recreational mathematics, and the popularization of mathematics
  • 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
  • Marian Small (born 1948), Canadian proponent of constructivist mathematical instruction
  • Ionica Smeets (born 1979), Dutch number theorist and science communicator
  • Clara Eliza Smith (1865–1943), American mathematician specializing in complex analysis
  • Daphne L. Smith, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology
  • Karen E. Smith (born 1965), American specialist in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry, MAA Hedrick Lecturer, AWM-AMS Noether Lecturer
  • Kate Smith-Miles, Australian applied mathematician, president of Australian Mathematical Society
  • Agata Smoktunowicz (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
  • 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 (born 1930), Hungarian number theorist and combinatorialist
  • 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
  • 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 (born 1920), researcher on electrodynamics and field theory, founded fringe science organization Natural Philosophy Alliance
  • Pauline Sperry (1885–1967), mathematician, musician, and astronomer, unconstitutionally fired from UC Berkeley for refusing to sign a loyalty oath
  • Dolores Richard Spikes (1936–2015), African-American mathematician, first female university chancellor and first female president of a university system in the US
  • Nicole Spillane (born 1988), French and Irish applied mathematician
  • Vera W. de Spinadel (1929–2017), Argentine-Austrian researcher on metallic means
  • Jean Springer (–2007), Jamaican-Canadian specialist in abstract algebra and academic administrator
  • Bhama Srinivasan (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elizabeth Stephansen (1872–1961), first Norwegian woman to receive a mathematics doctorate
  • T. Christine Stevens, American researcher on topological groups, history of mathematics, and mathematics education, associate executive director of AMS
  • Angeline Stickney (1830–1892), American suffragist, abolitionist, and mathematician, namesake of the largest crater on Phobos
  • Yvonne Stokes, Australian expert on fluid mechanics, mathematical biology, and industrial applications of mathematics
  • Anita Straker, British mathematics educator, president of the Mathematical Association
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (born 1939), South African geometer and graph theorist, editor-in-chief of Utilitas Mathematica
  • Esther Szekeres (1910–2005), Hungarian-Australian mathematician posed the happy ending problem in discrete geometry
  • Wanda Szmielew (1918–1976), Polish logician who proved the decidability of the first-order theory of abelian groups
  • Zofia Szmydt (1923–2010), Polish researcher on differential equations, potential theory and distributions

TEdit

  • Laura Taalman, American mathematician known for work on the mathematics of Sudoku and mathematical 3D printing
  • Daina Taimina (born 1954), Latvian-American mathematician, crochets objects to illustrate hyperbolic space
  • Tan Lei (1963–2016), Chinese-French specialist in complex dynamics and functions of complex numbers
  • Betül Tanbay (born 1960), first female president of the Turkish Mathematical Society
  • Rosalind Tanner (1900–1992), English mathematician and a historian of mathematics
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ngamta Thamwattana, Thai-Australian expert in granular materials and nanotechnology
  • Theano (6th century BC), one or possibly two different Pythagorean philosophers
  • Sister Mary Domitilla Thuener, American mathematician, founder of Thomas More College, Kentucky
  • Janet Thomas, founder of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Rekha R. Thomas, American mathematician and operations researcher
  • Abigail Thompson (born 1958), American low-dimensional topologist, educational reformer
  • Gillian Thornley (born 1940), New Zealand differential geometer, first woman president of the New Zealand Mathematical Society
  • 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
  • Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann FRSC, Polish-Canadian geometric functional analyst
  • Antoinette Tordesillas, Australian applied mathematician
  • Paula Tretkoff, Australian-American researcher in number theory, noncommutative geometry, and hypergeometric functions
  • Mary Esther Trueblood (1872–1939), American mathematician, studied with Felix Klein
  • Olga Tsuberbiller (1885–1975), Russian analytical geometer and textbook author
  • Laurette Tuckerman (born 1956), American and French researcher in computational fluid dynamics
  • Reidun Twarock, German-born mathematical biologist
  • Regina Tyshkevich, Belarussian graph theorist, co-invented split graphs

UEdit

 
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
  • Nina Uraltseva (born 1935), Russian mathematical physicist, specialist in nonlinear partial differential equations

VEdit

  • Brigitte Vallée (born 1950), French mathematician and computer scientist, expert in lattice basis reduction algorithms
  • Pauline van den Driessche, British-Canadian pioneer in combinatorial matrix theory and mathematical biology
  • Maria Eulália Vares, Brazilian expert in stochastic processes
  • Dorothy Vaughan (1910–2008), African-American mathematician at NASA
  • Mariel Vázquez, Mexican mathematical biologist specializing in DNA topology
  • Argelia Velez-Rodriguez (born 1936), Black Cuban-American differential geometer
  • Tatyana Velikanova (1932–2002), Soviet mathematician, computer programmer, dissident, and political prisoner
  • 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, German arithmetic geometer
  • Marie-France Vignéras (born 1946), French mathematician who proved that one cannot hear the shape of a hyperbolic drum
  • Monica Vișan, Romanian expert on the nonlinear Schrödinger equation
  • 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
  • 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

WEdit

  • Michelle L. Wachs, American specialist in algebraic combinatorics
  • Aissa Wade, Senegalese symplectic geometer, president of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Grace Wahba (born 1934), American pioneer in methods for smoothing noisy data, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • Erica Walker, American mathematician, studies racial and gender equity in mathematics education
  • Muriel Kennett Wales (1913–2009), Irish-Canadian mathematician
  • Judy L. Walker, American algebraic coding theorist
  • Mary Shore Walker (1882–1952), American mathematician, first woman faculty member at the University of Missouri
  • Lynne H. Walling, British number theorist
  • Joan E. Walsh (1932–2017), British numerical analyst, founder of the Numerical Algorithms Group
  • Marion Walter (born 1928), German-born mathematician who wrote about using mirrors to explore symmetry
  • 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 the 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
  • 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
  • Sylvia Wiegand (born 1945), American algebraist, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics
  • Anna Wienhard (born 1977), German differential geometer
  • 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
  • Karen Willcox, New Zealand applied mathematician, expert on reduced-order modeling and multi-fidelity methods
  • Elizabeth Williams (1895–1986), British mathematician and educationist
  • Lauren Williams, American expert on cluster algebras and tropical geometry
  • Ruth J. Williams, American probability theorist, president of Institute of Mathematical Statistics, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • Talithia Williams, American statistician and mathematician who researches the spatiotemporal structure of data
  • Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Bulgarian-American researcher on graph algorithms and fast matrix multiplication
  • Stephanie van Willigenburg, Canadian researcher in algebraic combinatorics and quasisymmetric functions
  • Helen Wilson (mathematician) (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
  • 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 AWM
  • Melanie Wood (born 1981), first female American to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad
  • Sarah Woodhead (d. 1912), first woman to pass the Tripos
  • Mary Lee Woods (born 1924), 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
  • 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
  • Cynthia Wyels, American mathematician known for her mentorship of Latino students

XEdit

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

YEdit

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

ZEdit

  • Sara Zahedi (born 1981), Iranian-Swedish researcher in computational fluid dynamics, former child refugee, and winner of EMS Prize
  • Thaleia Zariphopoulou, Greek-American expert in mathematical finance
  • Mary Lou Zeeman, British expert on dynamical systems and their application to mathematical biology
  • Sarah Zerbes, German and British algebraic number theorist
  • Ping Zhang, graph theorist and textbook author
  • Rozetta Zhilina (1933–2003), Soviet expert in computational problems for nuclear weapons
  • Tamar Ziegler, Israeli researcher in ergodic theory and arithmetic combinatorics, won Erdős Prize
  • Magdolna Zimányi (1934–2016), pioneer of Hungarian computing

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Morrow, edited by Charlene; Perl, Teri (1998). Notable women in mathematics : a biographical dictionary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 98–101. ISBN 978-0-313-29131-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Profiles of Women in Mathematics". Web Archive of The Emmy Noether Lectures. Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ Grinstein, Louise S.; Schafer, Paul J. Campbell, eds. (1987). Women of mathematics : a biobibliographic sourcebook. New York: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-24849-8.
  4. ^ "Maria Gaetana Agnesi". Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b Alexandrov, Pavel S. (1981), "In Memory of Emmy Noether", in Brewer, James W; Smith, Martha K (eds.), Emmy Noether: A Tribute to Her Life and Work, New York: Marcel Dekker, pp. 99–111, ISBN 0-8247-1550-0.

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