The ‘Accidental Activist’ Who Changed the Face of Mathematics

Lenore Blum’s long career has spanned the breadth of mathematics and computer science. She’s done influential work in logic and cryptography, and she formulated an entirely new model of computation. And though she didn’t set out to do so, she’s also devoted a significant chunk of her time to building institutions to help women follow in her footsteps. “I had never wanted to think of myself as a...


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