Person: Peixoto, Marília


Marília Chaves Peixoto was the first Brazilian woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics. In 1951 she was the first Brazilian woman to be elected a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. She made substantial contributions to what is now known as Peixoto's Theorem on the structural stability of dynamical systems.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 24 February 1921, Santana do Livramento, Brazil. Died 5 January 1961, Rio de Janeiro, 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