Middle age civilization

(1) According to Ramesh Gangolli, immigration to the U. S. that began in the late nineteenth century had a significant influence on mathematical research in America. (R. Gangolli, personal communication, August 9, 2017.) Give an example, different from everyone else’s, of an immigrant who contributed to the development of American mathematics. What historical event(s) led to this person’s emigrating?

Gangolli, R. Asian Contributions to Mathematics, unpublished essay.

(2) February is Black History Month. To celebrate, find a Black mathematician from the past or the present, and different from anyone else’s example, and report the following:

  • When and where did this mathematician live?
  • What field of mathematics was this person’s main focus?
  • Did this person’s work lead to other discoveries?
  • Was this person’s work recognized at the time? Why?

(3) March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, find a woman in mathematics, past or present, and different from anyone else’s example, and report the following:

  • When and where did this mathematician live?
  • What field of mathematics was her main focus?
  • Was her work the basis of other discoveries?
  • Was her work recognized during her lifetime? Why?