Person: Gomide, Elza Furtado


Elza Furtado Gomide was the second Brazilian woman to be awarded a doctorate in mathematics. She served for many years as Head of Mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics in the University of São Paulo. She was influential in promoting a debate on the role of the university in the training of qualified professionals.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 20 August 1925, São Paulo, Brazil. Died 26 October 2013, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Origin Brazil, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive