## Celebrating Ada Lovelace day

Submitted by Marianne on October 7, 2011Ada Lovelace, aged about 19

Today is Ada Lovelace Day celebrating the work of women in mathematics, science, technology and engineering. Since *Plus* is run entirely by women, we're very happy to join in! We've got plenty of articles and podcast by or about women mathematicians to choose from on *Plus* and here are some of our favourites.

Some mathematical heroines from the past:

- Ada Lovelace - visions of today
- Florence Nightingale: The compassionate statistician
- Against the odds — an article on Emmy Noether
- Female struggle — introducing four pioneering female mathematicians.

Articles by mathematical heroines from the present:

- Colva Roney-Dougal on the power of groups
- Carola Schönlieb on digital image restoration
- Caroline Series on Non-Euclidean geometry and Indra's pearls
- Carla Farsi on mathematics and art
- Josefina Alvarez on Google's search algorithm
- Helen Joyce, former
*Plus*editor, talks about her job as Brazil correspondent for the*Economist* - Joan Lasenby on maths and computer generated movies
- Abigail Kirk on Euler's polyhedron formula

Some conversations with female mathematicians about their careers and roles in mathematics (these are podcasts):

*Plus*at the International Conference of Women Mathematicians — interviews with female mathematicians from around the world who attended the ICWM in India in 2010.- European women in mathematics — interviews with delegates of the European Women in Mathematics conference which took place in Cambridge in 2007.

Also, our Careers library has plenty of interviews with women who've built their careers on maths.