Sunday, March 24, 2013

Women In Science # 2 : Olga Ladyzhenskaya

The practice of science has (almost) always been the domain of the patriarchy, the purview of carriers of the xy chromosome. There have been instances in history, however, when women have overcome nearly insurmountable obstacles to achieve immortality in the annals of science. Immortality in the annals, yes, not in the minds of people though. This series is an attempt to remind us of these extraordinary individuals, and perhaps (hopefully) inspire.

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Olga Ladyzhenskaya (7 March 1922 - 12 January 2004)

Russian mathematician. Known for her terrific work in fluid dynamics. Author of the book The Mathematical Theory of Viscous Incompressible Flows, among others.

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