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Pioneering Women in Irish Maths

Colm Mulcahy from Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia speaks at NUI Galway Maths Seminar
  • Connaught
  • third level lecturers
  • third level students
  • Public
When Oct 13, 2017
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where NUI Galway ADB1020
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Over the last 150 years, many women in (and from) Ireland have pursued mathematics in both advanced studies and for careers.  The opportunities for female mathematicians were limited in earlier times, but today we see women at the highest levels of achievement in teaching, research and administration, both in Ireland and overseas. Here we highlight some of the women who have made significant contributions to pure and applied maths, mathematical physics, statistics, maths education and related fields, from the 1860s to the present day. Some notable Galway women appear as part of this story.  A few of them are good examples of "Hidden Figures", and are only now getting a little belated recognition.

Speaker Colm Mulcahy is a UCD graduate who has long taught at Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia, He is the creator and curator of the Annals of Irish Mathematics and Mathematicians, whose archives form the basis for this talk. He blogs monthly at

Talk Commences at 3 pm

Coffee/tea/cakes/biscuits will be served from 2:30pm in ADB-G022.