# Mathematician:Mary Frances Winston Newson

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## Mathematician

American mathematician who became the first female American to receive a PhD in mathematics from a European university, namely the University of Göttingen in Germany.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 7 August 1869 in Forreston, Illinois, USA
- Died: 5 December 1959 in Poolesville, Maryland, USA

## Publications

- 1895:
*Eine Bemerkung zur Theorie der hypergeometrischen Function*

- 1902:
*The Mathematical Problems of David Hilbert*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 8**,*no. 10*: pp. 437 – 479)

## Also known as

Born **Mary Frances Winston**; became **Newson** on accepting the name of her husband.

Known as **May** to her family and friends.