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Centenarian Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw—Conqueror of Magic Squares, Rubik's Cube and Mauna Kea
Scientific American recently profiled British mathematician Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who celebrated her 100th birthday on October 1st.
“In some ways, her life serves as a counterexample to recent articles questioning whether women can have it all,” wrote Evelyn Lamb. “In other ways, her experience is completely foreign to young women in the early 21st century who are trying to balance career, family and hobbies.”
Ollerenshaw's most famous contribution to mathematics is her book Most-Perfect Pandiagonal Magic Squares, published by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in 1998 with computer scientist David Brée.
Read the full profile from Scientific American.
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