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Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Ms Johnson calculated rocket trajectories and Earth orbits for Nasa's early space missions. She was portrayed in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. The film tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put US astronaut John Glenn... Continue Reading →

Female space pioneer and member of the Mercury 13, Jerrie Cobb has died at 88 years old

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb, the first woman to pass NASA's astronaut training, has died. She was 88. Cobb, a pioneering female pilot, was a member of the Mercury 13, a group of women who were able to complete in the early... Continue Reading →

Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics

U.S. mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck has won the 2019 Abel Prize—one of the field’s most prestigious awardscfor her wide-ranging work in analysis, geometry and mathematical physics. Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win the 6-million-kroner (U.S.$702,500) prize, which is given... Continue Reading →

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