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Hypatia Mathematician of the Month
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Hypatia Mathematician of the Month
Mathematician of the week is the great female mathematician Hypatia, Maths News got an exclusive interview with Mr Styles to ask him about her life.
We asked him "What's so special about Hypatia?"
 
Mr Styles said  " Hypatia is probably the first great female mathematician. In a world where all we hear about are what men have done in the past it is great to see Maths News reminding everyone about the contributions of female mathematicians. Hypatia did extensive work on Hyperbolas and Parabolas and moved the field forwarded significantly"
 
Maths News " We heard her life ended tragically"
 
Mr Styles " Yes, unfortunately it did, Hypatia was not a christian and in a time of violence towards non-christians she was attacked and killed in quite a horrific way"
 
Maths News " If we wanted to find out more about Hypatia any thoughts what we could do?"
 
Mr Styles " There is a recent film about her life called 'Agora' starring Rachel Weiss, check it out"
 
Maths News "Thanks Mr. Styles"
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