Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God” (CLICK HERE for it)
This book by Massimo Mazzoti, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2007, covers the life and times and work of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, a remarkable eighteenth-century woman who lived in a unique period of Italian history when Italy was perhaps the only place where women were encouraged to pursue serious study in math and science. (CLICK HERE to continue).
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