Maria Chudnovsky 2017-10-12T16:54:44+00:00

Maria Chudnovsky

Graph Theory Mathematician

“My work is somewhere between solving a crossword puzzle and making a painting. It’s about pure logic and pure aesthetics.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University
  • Investigates abstracts objects called graphs that have real-world applications from transportation systems to computer networks
  • Famous for her research to prove a mathematical theory called the Strong Perfect Graph Conjecture
  • Was influenced by a junior high math teacher who commented that more than one kind of infinity exists… she vowed then to find out exactly what he meant

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Graph Theory Mathematics in your future? Do you love the clarity and logic behind mathematics? STEM Gem Maria Chudnovsky uses combinatorics to investigate abstract objects called graphs, which are all about networks and connections. She has earned a series of awards for her groundbreaking contributions, including the “Genius Grant.” Watch one of her online videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.