• Hugsie Muffinball

    “first female mathematician in recorded history.”

    What of Lady Theano? Wife and protege of Pythagoras who lead her own Pythagorean sect following his death. Check out The Loom of God by Pickover. It’s an entertaining read reminiscent of the Carrollinian interlude chapters of Godel, Escher, Bach.

  • Saevael

    I like her very much. Did you know that she may be the same person as saint Catherine? Hypatia’s second name was Catherine and she had a lot of respect for Christian religion. A lot of interesting thing about her is in “Hypatia of Alexandria” by Maria Dzielska. Also Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya is very interesting woman, muslim saint and feminist.