Math Extra Credit: Irish Woman Mathematician Alicia Boole Stott Born June 8, 1860 in Cork, Ireland, Alicia Boole Scott became fascinated with math despite not having a formal education in the subject. From age seventeen, she worked with math and made several discoveries. She’s known for coining the term “polytope,” which is a convex solid in four dimensions. In 1889 she moved near Liverpool, England, and met Walter Stott, who she married in 1890 and whose name she then took. She was particularly interested in geomertry, studying regular and semi-regular four dimensional polytopes. She worked with Professor Peiter Schoute of the University of Groningen who helped her publish some of her work. Her first article was entitled “
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MATH 115 taught by Professor Mcconkie during the Spring '08 term at Mary Washington.