Exciting insights into maths and answers to the biggest misconceptions and misunderstandings of this science

[Translate to English:] Foto der interviewten Mathematikerinnen

Since 2019, 12 May has been International Day of Women in Mathematics. This day commemorates the important role of female mathematicians in their field, many of whom are still little or not at all known to us today, even though numerous women have made great contributions to mathematics. But why are they unknown to us? Women were not allowed to study until modern times. Nevertheless, many women have made great contributions to mathematics throughout history, such as Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), Laura Bassi (1717-1778) and Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017). Incidentally, 12 May is not an arbitrarily chosen day. This day is the birthday of the Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who was the first woman ever to receive the Fields Medal in 2014. Every year on this day, women in mathematics and their research should be made visible.

Female mathematicians at TU Wien

There are currently 124 female mathematicians working in science at TU Wien. To mark the International Day of Women in Mathematics, we asked some of our female colleagues what they find most exciting about maths and what they think is the biggest misconception in this field of research. The answers from our female colleagues are as diverse as science itself.

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The institutes of mathematics at TU Wien:
E101-Institut für Analysis und Scientific Computing, opens in new window
E104-Institut für Diskrete Mathematik und Geometrie, opens in new window
E105-Institut für Stochastik und Wirtschaftsmathematik, opens in new window