Hypatia of Alexandria

Portrait of Hypatia (375-415AD), a Greek woman mathematician and philosopher. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

Hypatia was one of the earliest female mathematicians and astronomers -- though she wasn't the very first, she was among the greatest. At the time of her murder, she was the foremost mathematician and astronomer in the West - possibly in the world.

Topics in this Podcast: antiquity, Egypt, Ancient History, Middle Eastern history, women in STEM