Women mathematicians in France in the mid-twentieth century

  title={Women mathematicians in France in the mid-twentieth century},
  author={Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach},
  journal={BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics},
  pages={227 - 242}
  • Y. Kosmann-Schwarzbach
  • Published 26 February 2015
  • History
  • BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics
A short outline of the French system of ‘Écoles normales supérieures’ and ‘agrégations’ serves as the introduction to our account of the careers of the five women who completed a doctorate in mathematics in France before 1960 and became internationally known scientists: Marie-Louise Dubreil-Jacotin (1905–72), Marie-Hélène Schwartz (1913–2013), Jacqueline Ferrand (1918–2014), Paulette Libermann (1919–2007) and Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (b. 1923). This is followed by a more general description of the… 
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