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 40,104 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Mary Jackson is the 160th most popular mathematician (up from 214th in 2019), the 1,213th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,648th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Mary Jackson ranks 160 out of 823Before her are Gabriel Lamé, Paul Ehrenfest, Ernst Zermelo, Hermann of Reichenau, Étienne Bézout, and Gösta Mittag-Leffler. After her are Rafael Bombelli, Jost Bürgi, Jean Gaston Darboux, Wacław Sierpiński, Zu Chongzhi, and Colin Maclaurin.

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Among people born in 1921, Mary Jackson ranks 67Before her are Harald Quandt, Zizinho, Dobrica Ćosić, Yoichiro Nambu, Peter Benenson, and Franco Corelli. After her are Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, Paul Watzlawick, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Jack Steinberger, and Iris Apfel. Among people deceased in 2005, Mary Jackson ranks 47Before her are Birgit Nilsson, Ahmed Deedat, John Fowles, Hunter S. Thompson, Wim Duisenberg, and Peter Benenson. After her are Consuelo Velázquez, Akira Yoshizawa, Ephraim Kishon, Rosemary Kennedy, Emmanuelle Arsan, and John DeLorean.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Jackson ranks 1,213 out of 18,182Before her are Harry Harlow (1905), Idina Menzel (1971), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Bruce Dern (1936), Arthur Kornberg (1918), and Mike Markkula (1942). After her are Rodney King (1965), John Gotti (1940), Nicholas Ray (1911), Vera Miles (1929), Will Durant (1885), and Michael Moore (1954).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Mary Jackson ranks 8Before her are Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Claude Shannon (1916), Norbert Wiener (1894), Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), and Herbert A. Hauptman (1917). After her are Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), and Paul Cohen (1934).