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Sofya Kovalevskaya: The Eventful Life of a Maths Pioneer

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Mid-19th century Russian Sofya Kovalevskaya, who was one of the first women in modern Europe both to gain a doctorate in mathematics and become a tenured professor. She was also the first woman to be part of the editorial committee of a leading mathematics journal and the publicity around her achievements helped pave the way for women to play a greater role in university life. Presented by Bridget Kendall

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