# Great Women of Mathematics

The highlighted names in the following sections link to more in-depth information about the lives of these Great Women of Mathematics from the Biographies of Women Mathematicians site at Agnes Scott College.

### Hypatia of Alexandria

Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in 4th & 5th century Egypt, recognized for her commentaries on prominent mathematical works of her time

Book on Display:

* Hypatia of Alexandria : mathematician and martyr* / Michael A.B. Deakin

QA29.H88 D43 2007 - Main (Gardner) Stacks

Other Books:

* Hypatia of Alexandria* / Maria Dzielska; translated by F. Lyra

### Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)

Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian and humanitarian, best known for her seminal text on mathematical analysis, Analytical Institutions

Book on Display:

* A biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, an eighteenth-century woman mathematician* / Antonella Cupillari

QA29.A28 C87 2007 - Main (Gardner) Stacks

Other Books:

* The world of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, mathematician of God* / Massimo Mazzotti
QA29.A28 M39 2007 - Math/Stat Library

### Sophie Germain (1776-1831)

French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher who made significant contributions to the fields of number theory and theory of elasticity; first woman to participate in sessions at the French Academy of Sciences

Book on Display:

* Prime mystery : the life and mathematics of Sophie Germain* / Dora E. Musielak

QA29.G47 M87 2015 - Math/Stat Library

Other Books:

* Sophie Germain : an essay in the history of the theory of elasticity* / Louis L. Bucciarelli and Nancy Dworsky

### Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace (1815-1852)

**Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace** (1815-1852)

English mathematician, scientist, and writer, known as the "prophet of the computer age" for her visionary ideas regarding the potential uses of computational machines

Book on Display:

* The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage* / Sydney Padua

PN6737.P34 T48 2015 - Engineering Library

Other Books:

* Ada : a life and a legacy* / Dorothy Stein

QA29.L72 S741 1985 - Main (Gardner) Stacks

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Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age* / James Essinger

QA29.L72 E87 2014 - Engineering Library

* The calculating passion of Ada Byron* / Joan Baum

### Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)

English social reformer, nurse, and statistician who employed new techniques of statistical analysis in her efforts to ameliorate unsanitary hospital conditions

Book on Display:

* Florence Nightingale : the making of an icon* / Mark Bostridge

RT37.N5 B67 2008 - Main (Gardner) Stacks

Other Books:

* Nightingales : the extraordinary upbringing and curious life of Miss Florence Nightingale* / Gillian Gill

RT37.N5 G556 2004 - Main (Gardner) Stacks

* No place for ladies : the untold story of women in the Crimean War* / Helen Rappaport

### Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)

Russian mathematician who made noteworthy contributions to the fields of analysis, partial differential equations, and mechanics

Book on Display:

* The mathematics of Sonya Kovalevskaya* / Roger Cooke

QA300.C65 1984 - Math/Stat Library

Other Books:

* A convergence of lives : Sofia Kovalevskaia, scientist, writer, revolutionary* / Ann Hibner Koblitz

QA29.K67 K6 1983 - Math/Stat Library

* Little sparrow : a portrait of Sophia Kovalevsky* / Don H. Kennedy

QA29.K67 .K46 1983 - Math/Stat Library

* Love and mathematics : Sofya Kovalevskaya* / Pelageya Kochina; edited by A. Yu. Ishlinsky and Z.K. Sokolovskaya; translated from the Russian by Michael Burov

QA29.K67 K63131 1985 - Math/Stat Library

** A Russian childhood / Sofya Kovalevskaya**; translated, edited, and introduced by Beatrice Stillman; with an analysis of Kovalevskaya's Mathematics by P. Y. Kochina

### Emmy Amalie Noether (1882-1935)

German mathematician known for her landmark contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics

Book on Display:

* Emmy Noether's wonderful theorem* / Dwight E. Neuenschwander

QC174.17.S9 N48 2011 - Physics Library

Other Books:

* Emmy Noether, 1882-1935* / Auguste Dick; translated by H. I. Blocher

QA29.N6 .D513 - Math/Stat Library

**Gesammelte Abhandlungen = Collected papers **/ Emmy Noether; herausgegeben von N. Jacobson

### Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890-1980)

American mathematician and educator, first African-American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics

Book on Display:

* Determination of sets of independent conditions characterizing certain special cases of symmetric correspondences* / Euphemia Lofton Haynes

Other Books:

* Change is possible : stories of women and minorities in mathematics* (p.93-99) / Patricia Clark Kenschaft

### Mary Cartwright (1900-1998)

British mathematician known for her research in analytic function theory and for the distinction of being the first woman mathematician elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of England

Book on Display:

** Integral functions **/ Mary Lucy Cartwright

Other Books:

* Cambridge scientific minds* (p.282-298) / edited by Peter Harman and Simon Mitton

### Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)

American physicist and mathematician who played a major role in the US space program

Book on Display:

* Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race */ Margot Lee Shetterly

QA27.5.L44 2016 - Math/Stat Library

Other Books:

* Black women scientists in the United States* (p.140-147) / Wini Warren