Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Sofia Kovalevskaya

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Sofia Kovalevskaya
b. 1850, Moscow; d. 1891, Stockholm

Sofia Kovalevsky was an exceptional mathematician who in 1883 became a professor at the University of Stockholm, a liberal institution willing to hire women. Kovalevskaya received top awards and honors in her field, including the Prix Bordin of the French Academy of Sciences in 1888.

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