Person: Young (3), Grace Chisholm
Grace Chisholm Young was an English mathematician who together with her husband William Young wrote many mathematical articles and several books.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Henry Chisholm had an important position in the government of the country being chief clerk to the exchequer.
- The place to go to undertake research in mathematics at that time was Göttingen, which had just set up a course for women, and that is where Grace Chisholm decided to continue her studies.
- Together William Young and Grace wrote 220 mathematical articles and several books.
- It is almost impossible to tell exactly how much of the work in these papers was due to Grace Young.
- We mentioned above that Grace had wanted to study medicine when she was young but her parents had been against this.
- However Grace did study medicine, both in Göttingen and in Geneva but she never took any formal examinations to qualify in the subject.
Born 15 March 1868, Haslemere (near London), England. Died 29 March 1944, Croydon, Surrey, England.
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Origin England, Women
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive