AAAS Science Careers has a nicely put-together booklet about some star women in science. Maybe you have a young friend or relative who would like a copy.
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Women in Science Booklet from L’Oréal, UNESCO, AAAS
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Matching Algorithms and Reproductive Health: Part 1, Matchings Emerge from Social Science
Earlier this week, I was inspired by current events to launch a bold, crazy-sounding series about matching theory and its application to reproductive health. This first installment is a quick social history of the development of matching theory, largely influenced by (and fact-checked against) Lex Scrijver’s encyclopediac Combinatorial Optimization: Polyhedra and Efficiency. His paper “On the history of combinatorial optimization (till 1960)” contains similar information in an easy-to-download form.
On to the story: how social science applications drove the development of matching theory. Continue reading
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