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Mathematicians Made Visible: a portrait series creating a more accurate representation of the people creating Mathematics

Click on each image to learn more and download the free pdf postcard.

Moon Duchin: Geometric Topology and Geometric Group Theory
Eugenia Cheng is a British Mathematician and classical pianist who currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After focusing on mathematics research, publishing and teaching, she shifted to writing and teaching for a general audience. She has written several books connecting mathematics to topics such as baking, social justice and gender studies. She also creates art installations using mathematics to illustrate different ideas.
Eugenia Cheng: Category Theory
Maryam Mirzakhani: Dynamics, Topology, and Hyperbolic Geometry
Trachette Jackson: Mathematical Oncology Research
John Urschel: Applied Linear Algebra
Yitang Zhang: Number Theory
Autumn Kent: Geometry and Topology
Pamela Harris: Algebraic Combinatorics
Chelsea Walton: Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory
Amie Wilkinson: Dynamical Systems
Jaime Escalante: mathematics teacher
Aris Winger: Differential Equations and Social Justice Mathematics

Who pops into your mind when you think “mathematician?” Probably Pythagoras or Einstein or Isaac Newton. What if you had a richer visual vocabulary of people to choose from? Providing that visual vocabulary is the aim of this project.

If we want a more diverse group of people entering the field of mathematics, we need to make sure math students can imagine themselves when we say the word, “mathematician.” We need to elevate and celebrate a wider selection of mathematicians and their work.

My goal is to create a series of block print and watercolor portraits of mathematicians with a diversity of racial and gender identities for displaying in math classrooms. I’ll update this page with my progress.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact me–I would love to hear from you!