It's Ada Lovelace day, celebrating the work of women in mathematics, science, technology and engineering. To join the celebration we revisit a collection of interviews with female mathematicians we produced earlier this year. The interviews accompany the Women of
Mathematics photo exhibition, which celebrates female
mathematicians from institutions throughout Europe. It was
launched in Berlin in the summer of 2016 and is now touring European institutions.
To watch the interviews with the women or read the transcripts, and to see the portraits that featured in the exhibition, click on the links below. For more content by or about female mathematicians click here.
Photographs by Henry Kenyon.
Natalia Berloff — Natalia Berloff is a professor of applied mathematics. It was a problem in network theory that lured her into the exciting world of maths when she was ten years old.
Nilanjana Datta — Nilanjana Datta works in quantum information theory. She loves how mathematics can describe nature simply and elegantly.
Anne-Christine Davis — Anne-Christine Davis is a professor of theoretical physics whose long career has seen attitudes towards women change for the better. She had to put up with quite a lot at the start.
Julia Gog — Julia Gog is a mathematical biologist, helping to understand how infectious diseases spread. One of her favourite eureka moments came while she was playing a computer game.
Holly Krieger — Holly Krieger works in dynamical systems theory, in particular on chaotic systems. Some of her greatest mathematical moments have come from teaching students.
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb — Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb uses mathematics to process and analyse images. She loves the collaborative nature of maths.