A woman wins the Nobel Prize in Mathematics for the first time


For a long time women have struggled to achieve gender equity, not only to be recognized in areas that were always believed to be exclusive to men, but to be able to exercise their careers with freedom and equality.

After a long struggle against discrimination, the American Karen Uhlenbeck became the first woman to win the Abel Prize, better known as the Nobel of Mathematics, because their contributions in physics, geometry and mathematics are considered the most important of the 20th century.

Women must be at home and have babies

Uhlenbeck is 76 years old and is a mathematician specializing in partial derivative equations; In addition, she is currently a professor at Princeton University and an associate of the Institute for Advanced Study, but at the beginning of her career she had to face discrimination against the female sex that almost truncated her dreams, because when she looked for a job, she was told: nobody hires women because women should be at home and have babies.

According to her, women have to strive heroically to venture into the area in which they specialized. That is why she became an activist in favor of gender equality in science and mathematics.

It's time to act to generate the change

Since the foundation of the Nobel Prize in 1900, only 51 women have won this award and although every year women's work is being more and more recognized, we still have a long way to go.

One of the most serious problems that women have is to get used to the idea that there is a subtle lack of acceptance towards them and that they have to act accordingly.

It's an achievement for all women!

Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman to win prestigious mathematics award (April 2021)