Sonia Kovalevsky Day Workshop

In honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, one of the world's best mathematicians, we celebrate Sonia Kovalevsky Day each year in the UA Department of Mathematics. Local area high school students are invited to participate in the day-long workshop designed and run by the women graduate students within the Department of Mathematics and held on the UA Campus.  The full-day workshop is designed for high-school students interested in math. There are talks, activities, and prizes and students get hands-on experience in different mathematical fields as well as have the opportunity to meet professional women who do math for a living.
Sonia Kovalevsky, born in Moscow, Russia in 1850, was regarded as one of world's best mathematicians in her time, and was the first woman member of Russian Academy of Sciences as well the first modern European woman to attain a full professorship. She established the first significant result in the general theory of partial differential equations, was a Prix Bordin winner, and was editor of a prominent mathematics journal. A gifted writer, Kovalevsky once said:
"Many who have never had occasion to learn what mathematics is confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it a dry and arid science. In reality, however, it is the science which demands the utmost imagination…It seems to me that the poet must see what others do not see, must look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing."

Audience: Young women from local high schools that are interested in mathematics.
Science Field: Mathematics
Schedule: April 1st, 2016
Cost: The workshop is free of charge.
Contact: TBA - please check back soon!

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