The Black Heroes of Mathematics

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Time: 6:00pm

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University of Strathclyde

9th floor, Livingstone Tower Building, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XH,

Tuesday September 5, 2017 6:00pm Tuesday September 5, 2017 6:00pm Europe/London The Black Heroes of Mathematics University of Strathclyde9th floor, Livingstone Tower Building, 26 Richmond StreetGlasgowG1 1XH The Black Heroes of Mathematics by Dr Nira Chamberlain (Visiting Fellow, Loughborough University and Babcock International Group) A joint IMA / […] The time of the meeting is subject to confirmation Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/6102/black-heroes-mathematics/

The Black Heroes of Mathematics


The Black Heroes of Mathematics by Dr Nira Chamberlain (Visiting Fellow, Loughborough University and Babcock International Group)

A joint IMA / RSS Meeting

Abstract

The recent released film, Hidden Figures, is based on the true story of a group of black female mathematicians that served as the brains behind calculating the momentous launch of the NASA astronaut John Glenn into orbit.  However, these mathematicians of colour are not the only ‘Hidden Figures’.  In this this talk, The Black Heroes of Mathematics, we will discuss other inspirational men and women who over came obstacles to prove that ‘mathematics is truly for everybody!’

No charge is made to attend meetings; non-IMA members are welcome.

Image credit: Jeanette A. Scissum, Scientist and Mathematician at Marshall by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center / FlickrCC BY-NC 2.0
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