Monday, February 9, 2009

Smart Babes Profile 2: Corina Tarnita

My second smart babe profile is Corina Tarnita, a Harvard mathematics genius from Eastern Europe.

Corina holds Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelor's degrees all from Harvard.

Her publications include "Verification of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture for Specific Elliptic Curves", "On Dynamic Bit-Probe Complexity" and "Computing Order Statistics in the Farey Sequence".

She was the top mathematics high school student in Romania, where she published two mathematics textbooks and won the 1st prize in the Romanian National Mathematical Olympiad for three straight years.

She won both the 1st place individual and the 1st place teams competitions in the International Mathematical Contest.

Her research interests are in evolutionary dynamics (in particular, evolutionary game theory); Her other research interests are in algebraic geometry, number theory, theoretical computer science, cognitive psychology, behavioral economics.

How much better would the world be if young girls looked up to people like Corina Tarnita as role models instead of Paris Hilton?