Katherine Johnson, RIP


Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He is on Twitter, blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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10 Responses

  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon

    The kind of person we should be idolizing as a hero all along, rather than 5 years before her passing.Report

  2. Avatar Pinky

    I’ve never heard anyone say that women can’t do math. Anyone who thinks that, can’t do math – at least, doesn’t understand statistics. But women, as a group, consistently under-perform against men in math in standardized tests, are under-represented in mathematical fields, and account for only one of the 59 winners of the Fields Medal. I would encourage any female who was interested and capable in a mathematical field to pursue it, but I wouldn’t ever expect to see the gender gap disappear.Report

  3. Avatar Brandon Berg

    Whenever someone tells me that women can’t do math

    How often does this happen? I’ve literally never heard anyone say this.Report

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