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Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (born January 15, 1850 in Moscow, died February 10, 1891 in Stockholm.) was a Russian Mathematician and a student of Karl Weierstrass in Berlin. In 1881 she was appointed professor at Stockholm University, the first woman in Europe to become a professor.

Contributed to the understanding of partial differential equations.



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