A Groundbreaking Mathematician on the Gender Politics of Her Field
"When I started out as a student, it was clear that the way to become a mathematician was not to hang around with other women. So I made my way through my career and, at some point, I achieved a certain amount of fame and I looked around and talked with my other women colleagues and we said, 'Where are the women coming behind us?'”
Karen Uhlenbeck, 2019 Abel Prize winner and frequent Member and Visitor since 1979, joins Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker for a Q&A covering Uhlenbeck's early fascination with mathematics, the often "disordered" path to a moment of discovery, and encouraging younger women to enter the field.
Read more at the New Yorker.