First Ladies: A fascinating history of female firsts from around the globe

Originally published on August 13, 2014, we’ve decided to update this post in celebration of the new $20 bill! Today Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, along with three others, became the first female mathematician to be “given the honor that’s often called math’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize,” said NPR. The Fields Medal is a top prize given to the greatest mathematical minds for the past 80 years, so … Continue reading First Ladies: A fascinating history of female firsts from around the globe