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Mary Somerville

The biography for this weeks Illustrated Woman in History was submitted by Catherine Haustein A Passion for Science: Mary Somerville Mary Somerville was born in Scotland on Dec. 26, 1780, and had four supreme passions in her life: her family, equality for women, science, and birds. Described as feminine in manner and appearance, as a girl …

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Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. She was the first-ever female winner of the prestigious Fields Medal prize and the first Iranian to be honoured with the award. Mirzakhani was born in Tehran, Iran. She attended Farzanegan School, which was part of the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents. In …

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Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton is a computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She is best known for her role as an Award-winning American NASA scientist and mathematician who, as the Director of the Software Engineering Division at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), worked to develop the Apollo program. Hamilton was born in 1936 in Paoli, Indiana. …

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Katherine G Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson is an American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who contributed to America’s aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. Johnson was born in 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. She showed an interest in mathematics from a young age, and was eager to go …