Rose Whelan Sedgewick
Rose Alice Whelan
|Died||7 June 2000 (aged 96)|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Institutions||University of Rochester|
University of Connecticut
University of Maryland
|Doctoral advisor||Jacob David Tamarkin|
Rose Whelan Sedgewick (c. 1904 – 2000) was an American mathematician. She was the first person to earn a PhD in mathematics from Brown University, in 1929. Her subsequent career in mathematics included assistant professorships at the University of Rochester, the University of Connecticut, Hillyer College, and the University of Maryland.
Sedgewick is the namesake of the Rose Whelan Society at Brown, an organization for women and gender minorities who are graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty in pure and applied in mathematics. She was married to fellow mathematician Charles H.W. Sedgewick and had four children. She died on June 7, 2000, at the age of 96.
- "Obituaries". Brown Alumni Magazine. September–October 2000. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "St. Petersburg Times Obituaries". St. Petersburg Times. 13 June 2000. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "The Rose Whelan Society". Department of Mathematics, Brown University. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
- Green, Judy; LaDuke, Jeanne (2009). "Sedgewick, Rose Whelan". Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD's. American Mathematical Society. p. 68. ISBN 9780821896747. Retrieved 4 December 2013. Biography on p.548-551 of the Supplementary Material at AMS