Every year Women in Mathematics Day is celebrated on the 12th of May. This date coincides with the birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal. On this day, organisations around the world celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in mathematics and statistics. This page features the profiles of some of the women in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. You can learn more about them and their journeys in maths and stats by clicking on their profiles below.
We'll be featuring other wonderful female mathematicians and statisticians so watch this space...
If Agnese could teach everyone in the world one thing that isn't maths related, it would be how to make fresh pasta.
Alba Santin Garcia
When Alba isn't teaching maths and stats, she likes to go hiking, climbing and scuba-diving.
Hamideh thinks your career choices are limitless if you have a mathematics background.
To switch off from maths and stats, Jen quite likes binging Netflix series; she recommends ‘Inventing Anna’.
Joyce thinks mathematicians are just ordinary people.
KD feels that the best thing about being a statistician is, as John Tukey said, "you get to play in everyone's backyard".
Sue thinks you should base your philosophy of life on kindness (and your decisions on data).
Susan once lived without home internet for 2 years and worked as a statistician that whole time.
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