Leading the way in pure mathematics

24 Oct 2019
Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger
Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger (photo courtesy of ABC).

An alumnus of The University of Queensland, Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, has received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science in recognition of her contribution to pure mathematics.

The recognition is in stark contrast to the beginnings of Professor Praeger’s career, when a vocational adviser strongly discouraged her from pursuing a career in mathematics, suggesting it was not a viable option for women.

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