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Colorizing Remarkable Women - Sofia Kovalevskaya, the world's first female professor of Mathematics

Colourisation by Claudia D'Souza

Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya - original portrait

Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya, born Sofia Vasilyevna Korvin-Krukovskaya, was a Russian mathematician who made noteworthy contributions to analysis, partial differential equations and mechanics. She was a pioneer for women in mathematics around the world -- the first woman to obtain a doctorate in mathematics, the first woman appointed to a full professorship in Northern Europe and one of the first women to work for a scientific journal as an editor.

According to historian of science Ann Hibner Koblitz, Kovalevskaia was "the greatest known woman scientist before the twentieth century."


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