Ada 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.
Maybe you should list also lists of female mathematicians organized by associations like the MAA (Mathematical Association of America). I'm a bit biased, as I'm there, but there are several other fora like it (The Grace Hopper celebration comes to mind) and it would be nice to have an encompassing list of sites... More importantly I'd like to mention the Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) an American conference designed to promote, educate, encourage and support minority women interested in mathematics and statistics (http://ipcmath.org/).