Within the 12 months 1889 Sofya Vasilievna Kovalevskaya, Profes sor of arithmetic on the college of Stockholm, pub lished her reminiscences of growing to be up in mid-nineteenth century Russia. Professor Kovalevskaya was once already a global superstar, and in part for the incorrect purposes: much less because the exceptional mathematician she really was once than as a "mathematical lady"-a weird and wonderful yet attention-grabbing phenomenon.* Her booklet was once a right away luck. She had written it in Russian, yet its first ebook used to be a translation into Swedish, the language of her followed fatherland, the place it seemed thinly disguised as a unique less than the name From Russian Ltfe: the Rajevski Sisters (Sonja Kovalevsky. Ur ryska lifvet. Systrarna Rajevski. Heggstrom, 1889). within the following yr the publication got here out in Russia in *"My proficient Mathematical Assistant Mr. Hammond exclaimed ... 'Why, this can be the 1st good-looking mathematical woman i've got ever seen!'" Letter to S. V. Kovalevskaya from].]. Sylvester, Professor of Mathe matics, New collage, Oxford, Dec. 25, 1886.
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