Mary Jackson

1921 - 2005

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Mary Jackson (née Winston; April 9, 1921 – February 11, 2005) was an American mathematician and aerospace engineer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which in 1958 was succeeded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She worked at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, for most of her career. She started as a computer at the segregated West Area Computing division in 1951. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Jackson has received more than 45,438 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Mary Jackson is the 143rd most popular mathematician (up from 162nd in 2019), the 1,030th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,213th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Mary Jackson ranks 143 out of 1,004Before her are Oliver Heaviside, Ernst Kummer, William Oughtred, Vincenzo Viviani, Harald Bohr, and Andrew Wiles. After her are Johannes Trithemius, Émile Borel, Henri Lebesgue, Zoia Ceaușescu, Andrey Markov, and Edward Norton Lorenz.

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Among people born in 1921, Mary Jackson ranks 51Before her are Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Abdul Salam Arif, Kenneth Arrow, Nexhmije Hoxha, Herschel Grynszpan, and Georges Brassens. After her are Telmo Zarra, James Jones, Deborah Kerr, Harald Quandt, Zdeněk Miler, and Alexandra of Yugoslavia. Among people deceased in 2005, Mary Jackson ranks 37Before her are Lucien Laurent, Milton Obote, Moustapha Akkad, Max Schmeling, Ahmed Deedat, and Maria Schell. After her are Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, John Fowles, George Dantzig, Philip Johnson, and Rosemary Kennedy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Jackson ranks 1,030 out of 20,380Before her are Paul Allen (1953), Cass Elliot (1941), Michael Jai White (1967), Edward Tatum (1909), Thomas Wolfe (1900), and Clifford D. Simak (1904). After her are Forest Whitaker (1961), Leon Festinger (1919), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Randy Couture (1963), David Hasselhoff (1952), and Jerry Goldsmith (1929).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Mary Jackson ranks 7Before her are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Norbert Wiener (1894), Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), and Herbert A. Hauptman (1917). After her are Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Alonzo Church (1903), Jesse Douglas (1897), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Paul Cohen (1934), and Lloyd Shapley (1923).