Obituary: Mary Fama, mathematician who excelled in the face of great personal loss

September 27th, 2021, Other, 25/09/2021, Peter Fama and Andrew Duncan
“They should never have let a woman do it” was a recurrent grumble from traditional coal miners when Dr Mary Fama turned up periodically to check out the application of her analytical work on mine structure. […] Mary was appointed senior scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), working at the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technology in western Brisbane – one of only two women scientists in that centre.

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