Meet Evelyn Boyd Granville, the mathematician who mass produced computers and shot Apollo into space

One of the first Black women to earn a PhD in math, she worked on seemingly every major math project of the 20th century

Academia should incentivize mathematicians to make their work more accessible

Math papers that are difficult to understand prevent scientists from learning about tools they can use in their research

Meet Sophie Germain, the amateur mathematician who worked on number theory's toughest problem

Germain, or "Monsieur LeBlanc" to her professors, took a bold and creative approach to life and math

Meet Dr. Gladys West, the hidden figure behind your phone's GPS

Gladys West is one of the reasons why you can receive driving directions from your phone or tag a photo location on Instagram

Rear Admiral Amazing Grace Hopper taught computers English

She recorded the first computer bug when a moth got caught in a relay switch

Meet Katherine Johnson, the computer who helped send men to the moon

John Glenn wouldn't blast off until she double-checked the IBM's calculations

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Maryam Mirzakhani’s mathematical legacy lives on

The first woman to win a Fields Medal was only 40 when she died, but she revolutionized mathematics