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The Historical Context of the Gender Gap in Mathematics



This chapter is based on the talk that I gave in August 2018 at the ICM in Rio de Janeiro at the panel on The Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences from a Historical Perspective. It provides some examples of the challenges and prejudices faced by women mathematicians during last two hundred and fifty years. I make no claim for completeness but hope that the examples will help to shed light on some of the problems many women mathematicians still face today.

Volume None
Pages 129-145
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-21170-7_6
Language English
Journal None

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