## About

After graduating from the University of Heidelberg, this Russian-born mathematician submitted a dissertation to the University of Göttingen in which she laid out an important mathematical concept that is now known as the Cauchy-Kovalevski theorem.

## Before Fame

She decorated the walls of her childhood bedroom with mathematical formulas.

## Trivia

She was the first Russian woman to earn an advanced degree in mathematics, to become a full professor, and to edit a scientific publication.

## Family Life

She and her two siblings grew up in Moscow, Russia, as the children of Yelizaveta Fedorovna Schubert and Vasily Vasilyevich Korvin-Krukovsky. She later settled in Germany with her scientist husband, Vladimir Kovalevskij.

## Associated With

In the early 1870s, she attended intellectual gatherings ("salons") held at the London home of the famous author George Eliot.