Agnes Scott College

Chronological Index of Women Mathematicians


The choice of what century to use is a bit subjective. For the sake of this index I have listed each woman by the century of her birth.

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Eighteenth Century and Before

button Theano (6th Century B.C.)
button Hypatia (370?-415)
button Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia (1646-1684)
button Emilie du Chatelet (1706-1749
button Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)
button Caroline Herschel (1750-1848)
button Sophie Germain (1776-1831)
button Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780-1872)

Nineteenth Century

1800-1819

button Ada Byron Lovelace (1815-1852)

1820-1839

button Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
button Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916)

1840-1859

button Susan Jane Cunningham (1842-1921)
button Elizaveta Fedorovna Litvinova (1845-1919)
button Christine Ladd- Franklin (1847-1930)
button Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)
button Ellen Amanda Hayes (1851-1930)
button Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923)
button Ida Metcalf (1857-1952)
button Charlotte Angas Scott (1858-1931)
button Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964)

1860-1869

button Charlotte Barnum(1860-1934)
button Alicia Boole Stott (1860-1940)
button Ruth Gentry (1862-1917)
button Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862-1951)
button Anna Helene Palmie (1863-1946)
button Leona May Peirce (1863-1954)
button Helen Abbot Merrill (1864-1949)
button Clara Eliza Smith (1865-1943)
button Clara Latimer Bacon (1866-1948)
button Annie MacKinnon Fitch (1868-1940)
button Grace Chisholm Young (1868-1944)
button Philippa Garrett Fawcett (1868-1948)
button Anne Bosworth Focke (1868-1907)
button Ida May Schottenfels (1869-1942)
button Isabel Maddison (1869-1950)
button Mary Frances Winston Newson (1869-1959)
button Emilie Norton Martin (1869-1936)

1870-1879

button Agnes Baxter (1870-1917)
button Virginia Ragsdale (1870-1945)
button Louise Duffield Cummings (1870-1947)
button Lao Genevra Simons (1870-1949)
button Roxana Hayward Vivian (1871-1961)
button Elizabeth Dickerman (1872-1954)
button Elizabeth Stephansen (1872-1961)
button Anna Irwin Young (1873-1920)
button Suzan Rose Benedict (1873-1942)
button Elizabeth Buchanan Cowley (1874-1945)
button Charlotte Elvira Pengra (1875-1916)
button Grace M. Bareis (1875-1962)
button Ruth Goulding Wood (1875-1939)
button Florence Eliza Allen (1876-1960)
button Nadeschda Gernet (1877-1943)
button Bird Margaret Turner (1877-1962)
button Mary Emily Sinclair (1878-1955)

1880-1889

button Elizabeth R. Bennett (1880-1972)
button Hilda Phoebe Hudson (1881-1965)
button Mayme I. Logsdon (1881-1967)
button Helen Brewster Owens (1881-1968)
button Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
button Edith Clarke (1883-1959)
button Anna Pell Wheeler (1883-1966)
button Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (1885-1940)
button Pauline Sperry (1885-1967)
button Cora Barbara Hennel (1886-1947)
button Josephine E. Burns (1887-1969)
button Goldie Printis Horton (1887-1972)
button Sister Mary Gervase (1888-1926)
button Mildred Leonora Sanderson (1889-1914)
button Claribel Kendall (1889-1965)
button Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889-1971)

1890-1899

button Olive Clio Hazlett (1890-1974)
button Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890-1980)
button Lorna Mary Swain (1891-1936)
button Elizabeth Morgan Cooper (1891-1967)
button Teresa Cohen (1892-1992)
button Marian Marsh Torrey (1893-1971)
button Hilda Geiringer von Mises (1893-1973)
button Anna Margaret Mullikin (1893-1975)
button Cecilia Krieger (1894-1974)
button Dorothy Maud Wrinch (1894-1976)
button Sof'ja Aleksandrovna Janovskaja (1896-1966)
button Nola Haynes (1897-1996)
button Marguerite Lehr (1898-1988)
button Gertrude Blanch (1898-1996)
button Marie Litzinger (1899-1952)
button Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina (1899-1999)

Twentieth Century

1900-1909

button Gertrude Mary Cox (1900-1978)
button Mary Lucy Cartwright (1900-1998)
button Nina Karlovna Bari (1901-1961)
button Edna Kramer Lassar (1902-1984)
button Lulu Hofmann Bechtolsheim (1902-1989)
button Mina Rees (1902-1997)
button Irmgard Flugge-Lotz (1903-1974)
button Dorothy McCoy (1903-2001)
button Anna Stafford Henriques (1905-2004)
button Sophie Piccard (1904-2000)
button Rózsa Péter (1905-1977)
button Ruth Moufang (1905-1977)
button Alice Roth (1905-1977)
button Kate Fenchel (1905-1983)
button Maria Cinquini-Cibrario (1905-1992)
button Mabel Schmeiser Barnes (1905-1993)
button Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
button Olga Taussky-Todd (1906-1995)
button Sister Mary Celine Fasenmyer (1906-1996)
button Emma Trotskaia Lehmer (1906-2007)
button Margaret Jarman Hagood (1908-1963)
button Louise Johnson Rosenbaum (1908-1980)
button Herta Taussig Freitag (1908-2000)
button Mary Ross (1908-2008)
button Florence Nightingale David (1909-1993)

1910-1919

button Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910-1960)
button Johanna Weber (1910-2014)
button Cora Ratto de Sadosky (1912-1981)
button Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912-2014)
button Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
button Marjorie Lee Browne (1914-1979)
button Dorothy Lewis Bernstein (1914-1988)
button Alice T. Schafer (1915-2009)
button Elizabeth Scott (1917-1988)
button F. Jessie MacWilliams (1917-1990)
button Helena Rasiowa (1917-1994)
button Ruth Aaronsom Bari (1917-2005)
button Dorothy Maharam Stone (1917-2014)
button Jacqueline Ferrand (1918-2014)
button Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)
button Julia Bowman Robinson (1919-1985)
button Paulette Libermann (1919-2007)

1920-1929

button Anne Barbara Underhill (1920-2003)
button Dorothy Vaughan (1920-2008)
button Edith Hirsch Luchins (1921-2002)
button Mary Jackson (1921-2005)
button Deborah Tepper Haimo (1921-2007)
button Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922-2004)
button Jane Cronin Scanlon (1922-2018)
button Gloria Olive (1923-2006)
button Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (1923- )
button Cathleen Morawetz (1923-2017)
button Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924- )
button Mary Ellen Rudin (1924-2013)
button Olga Arsen'enva Oleinik (1925-2001)
button Carol Karp (1926-1972)
button Vera Nikoaevna Maslennikova (1926-2000)
button Lida Barrett (1927-2021)
button Joan S. Birman (1927-)
button Hu Hesheng (1928-)

1930-1939

button Mary Catherine Bishop Weiss (1930-1966)
button Valentina Mikhailovna Borok (1931-2004)
button Vera Pless (1931-2020)
button Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932-1995)
button Grace Alele Williams (1932- )
button Etta Falconer (1933-2002)
button Annie Jean Easley (1933-2011)
button Sharon Menard (1934- )
button Lesley Sibner (1934-2013)
button Alexandra Bellow (1935- )
button Louise Hay (1935-1989)
button Gloria Hewitt (1935- )
button Bhama Srinivasan (1935- )
button Nina Uraltseva (1935- )
button Argelia Velez-Rodriguez (1936- )
button Judith D. Sally (1937- )
button Mary Gray (1938- )
button Marina Ratner (1938-2017 )
button Mary F. Wheeler (1938- )
button Doris Schattschneider (1939- )

1940-1949

button Linda Keen (1940- )
button Cora Sadosky (1940-2010)
button Lenore Blum (1942- )
button Nancy Kopell (1942- )
button Idun Reiten (1942- )
button Karen Uhlenbeck (1942- )
button Evelyn M. Nelson (1943-1987)
button Krystyna Kuperberg (1944- )
button Jean Taylor (1944- )
button Margaret Wright (1944- )
button Dusa McDuff (1945- )
button Mary Pensworth Reagor (1945- )
button Judith Roitman (1945- )
button Linda Rothschild (1945- )
button Sylvia Young Wiegand (1945- )
button Sun-Yung Alice Chang (1948- )
button Raman Parimala (1948- )
button Cheryl Praeger (1948- )
button Fan Chung (1949- )

1950-1959

button Caren Diefenderfer (1952-2017)
button Nancy Reid (1952- )
button Lai-Sang Young (1952- )
button Ingrid Daubechies (1954- )
button Verdiana Grace Masanja (1954- )
button Daina Taimina (1954- )
button Bernadette Perrin-Riou (1955- )
button Irene Fonseca (1956- )
button Freda Porter (1957- )
button Abigail Thompson (1958- )
button YoungJu Choie (1959- )
button Frances Clare Kirwan (1959- )

1960-1969

button Sijue Wu (1964- )
button Irene Hueter (1965- )
button Karen E. Smith (1965- )
button Svenlana Jitomirskaya (1966- )

1970-1979

button Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017)