Please Join Us
Association for Women in Mathematics
Founded in honor of Sofia Kovalevskaya
SK day will be held Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at Temple University
Teachers and students are encouraged to attend this informative, hands-on day!
"It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. Say what you know, do what you must, come what may."
Frequently asked Questions:
A: Kovalevskaya was responsible for the contribution to analysis, partial differential equations, and mechanics. She also won a prestigious award known as the Prix Bordin for her contribution to the understanding of how Saturn's rings rotated.
Q: How did Sofia acquire a passion in mathematics?
A: Her first encounter with calculus was old school notes that the family used as wallpaper in the nursery. Sofia taught herself but was also provided tutors that helped her excel in her education.
Q: Did Sofia do anything else except math?
A: Sofia was also a writer and advocate of women's rights. She was a publisher of political and scientific works.