1.) Hypatia (ca. 350-415)
2.) Sophie Germain (1776-1831)
3.) Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
4.) Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)
5.) Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
There are many important woman in the field of mathematics. These are five that I enjoyed learning about. I learned about these five women through The Smithsonian Magazine here. The Smithsonian Magazine has wonderful articles about woman in mathematics. To search for articles on the Smithsonian Magazine click here. Many think that mathematics is a man field, but without some of these important woman, math may not have developed the same. Men and Women both have helped shape mathematics as we know it today! These women have influenced my mathematical career. Without them standing up for themselves, the number of women mathematicians would have decreased. In a report by Catherine Hobbs & Esmyr Koomen from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, School of Technology, Oxford Brookes
University, Wheatley Campus, in 2006 they have shown the percentage of women mathematicians increasing. This graph below is one of many from their report.