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And the List Goes On ...

While far from comprehensive, this list highlights a selection of other notable women mathematicians.

Check out the Biographies of Women Mathematicians (Agnes Scott College) and MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive - Female Mathematicians (University of St. Andrews) for more information about these and other women mathematicians.


  • Georgia Benkart
    Professor emerita of mathematics at University of Wisconsin, Madison; AWM President (2009-2011); AMS Fellow (2013); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2014)
  • Andrea Bertozzi
    Professor of mathematics at UCLA; AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer (2009); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Joan Birman
    Research professor emerita​ of mathematics at Barnard College, Columbia University; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1987); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Lenore Blum
    Distinguished professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University; AWM President (1975-1979); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2002); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Marjorie Lee Browne (1914-1979)
    One of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics (University of Michigan 1949)
  • Sun-Yung Alice Chang
    Professor of mathematics at Princeton University; Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (1995); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2001); AMS Colloquium Lecturer (2004); AMS Fellow (2016)
  • Maria Chudnovsky
    Professor of mathematics at Princeton University; MacArthur Fellow (2012)
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  • Fan Chung
    Distinguished professor of mathematics and computer science at University of California, San Diego; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2009); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Ingrid Daubechies
    Professor of mathematics and electrical & computer engineering​ at Duke University; MacArthur Fellow (1992); Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (1994); Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (1997); Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecturer (2001); AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer (2005); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2006); John von Neumann Lecturer (2011); Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contributions to Research (2011); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • F. N. David (1909-1993)
    Lecturer, reader, and professor of statistics at University College in London (1945-1967) then professor and chair of statistics at University of California, Riverside (1968-1977); Fellow of the American Statistical Association (1954); first recipient of the Elizabeth L Scott Award (1992)
  • Carolyn Gordon
    Professor of mathematics at Dartmouth University; AWM President (2003-2005); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2010); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Evelyn Boyd Granville
    One of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics (Yale University 1949)
  • Mary Gray
    Professor of mathematics and statistics at American University; one of the founders of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM); first AWM President (1971-1973); Elizabeth L Scott Award (2012); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Grace Hopper (1906-1992)
    Pioneering computer scientist who invented the first compiler for a computer programming language and helped create the COBOL programming language; Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016)
  • Jacqueline Hughes-Oliver
    Professor of statistics at North Carolina State University; Blackwell-Tapia Prize (2014)
  • Trachette Jackson
    Professor of mathematics at University of Michigan; AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer (2006); Blackwell-Tapia Prize (2010)
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  • Linda Keen
    Professor emerita of mathematics and computer science at Lehman College, City University of New York; AWM President (1985-1987); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1993); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Barbara Keyfitz
    Professor of mathematics at Ohio State University; Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship for Distinguished Research by Women in Mathematics (2005); AWM President (2005-2007); AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer (2012); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Nancy Kopell
    Distinguished professor of mathematics and statistics at Boston University; MacArthur Fellow (1990); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1992); John von Neumann Lecturer (2007); AMS Fellow (2016)
  • Krystyna Kuperberg
    Professor of mathematics at Auburn University; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1999); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • F. Jessie MacWilliams (1917-1990)
    Mathematician working in coding theory at Bell Labs; first AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1980)
  • Dusa McDuff
    Professor of mathematics at Barnard College, Columbia University; Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (1991); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1998); Mary Cartwright Lecturer (2009); AMS Fellow (2013); AMS Colloquium Lecturer (2014); Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (2017)
  • Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862-1951)
    First American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics (Columbia University 1886)
  • Cathleen Morawetz (1923-2017)
    Professor emerita at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1983); AMS President (1995-1996); Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship for Distinguished Research by Women in Mathematics (1997); Mary Cartwright Lecturer (2001); Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2004); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Raman Parimala
    Distinguished professor of mathematics at Emory University; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2013); AMS Fellow (2013)
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  • Mina Rees (1902-1997)
    Mathematician at the Office of Naval Research, professor of mathematics and dean at Hunter College, professor and dean at City University of New York, and then founding president of the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York; first recipient of the MAA Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics (1962); first woman president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1971)
  • Linda Rothschild
    Professor emerita of mathematics at University of California, San Diego; AWM President (1983-1985); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1997); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Mary Ellen Rudin (1924-2013)
    Professor of mathematics at University of Wisconsin; Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecturer (1979); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1984); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Jane Cronin Scanlon
    Professor emerita of mathematics at Rutgers University; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1985); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Lesley Sibner (1934-2013)
    Professor of mathematics at Polytechnic Institute of New York; AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1994); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Karen E. Smith
    Professor of mathematics at University of Michigan; AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer (1996); Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (2001); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2016); AMS Fellow (2016)
  • Bhama Srinivasan​
    Professor of mathematics at University of Illinois at Chicago; AWM President (1981-1983); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1990); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Jean Taylor
    Professor emerita of mathematics at Rutgers University; Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecturer (1998); AWM President (1999-2001); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2003); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Audrey Terras
    Professor emerita of mathematics at University of California, San Diego; AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer (2000); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2008); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Abigail Thompson
    Professor of mathematics at University of California, Davis; Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (2003); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Karen Uhlenbeck
    Professor of mathematics at University of Texas at Austin; MacArthur Fellow (1983); AMS Colloquium Lecturer (1985); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (1988); Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contributions to Research (2007); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Mariel Vazquez
    Professor of mathematics and microbiology & molecular genetics at University of California, Davis; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011); Blackwell-Tapia Prize (2016)
  • Anna Pell Wheeler (1883-1966)
    Professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College; first woman to present an AMS Colloquium Lecture (1927)
  • Margaret Wright
    Professor of computer science and mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; previously she worked as a scientist at Bell Laboratories (1988-2000); SIAM President (1995-1996); AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer (1998); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2000); AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service (2002); Mary Cartwright Lecturer (2013); AMS Fellow (2013)
  • Lai-Sang Young
    Professor of mathematics and neural science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics (1993); AWM-Emmy Noether Lecturer (2005); AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer (2007)
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