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Sofia Kovalevskaya

  • It seems to me that the poet has only to perceive that which others do not perceive, to look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing.

    • Sofia Kovalevskaya
  • Many persons who have not studied mathematics confuse it with arithmetic and consider it a dry and arid science. Actually, however, this science requires great fantasy.

    • Sofia Kovalevskaya,
    • in Don H. Kennedy, Little Sparrow: A Portrait of Sophia Kovalevsky ()

Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician

(1850 - 1891)

Full name: Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya