Karen Uhlenbeck was the first woman to win an Abel prize.
One of the events that stood out over the last year was the fact that the Abel Prize, one of the highest honours in mathematics, was for the first time ever awarded to a woman: Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck. Uhlenbeck's body of work covers a dizzying array of areas in a truly pioneering spirit. In our article, published when the prize was awarded, we looked a chunk of this huge body of work which focussed on minimal surfaces. You can read the article here.
While we didn't get the chance to meet Uhlenbeck herself, we did, as always, work with a number of interesting female mathematicians and physicists over the last year. To celebrate them, we bring you this collection of short videos of women talking about their work. Enjoy!