Mathematician:Alicia Boole Stott

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Mathematician

Irish-English mathematician who made substantial contributions to the field of four-dimensional geometry, which she famously grasped at a very early age.

Coined the word polytope.

Daughter of George Boole and sister-in-law of Charles Howard Hinton.


Nationality

Irish (then part of Great Britain), later English.


History

  • Born: 8 June 1860 in Cork, Ireland
  • 1914: Awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Groningen
  • Died: 17 December 1940 in Highgate Middlesex, England


Theorems and Definitions

Publications


Also known as

Known informally to her friends as Alice.


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