Saly Ruth Ramler

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Saly Ruth Ramler
BornNovember 10, 1894
Alma materCharles University in Prague
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorGerhard Kowalewski
Georg Alexander Pick

Saly Ruth Ramler (1894–1993), also known as Saly Ruth Struik, was the first woman to receive a mathematics PhD from the German University in Prague, now known as Charles University.[1] Her 1919 dissertation, on the axioms of affine geometry, was supervised by Gerhard Kowalewski and Georg Alexander Pick.[2] She married the Dutch mathematician and historian of mathematics Dirk Jan Struik in 1923. Between 1924 and 1926, the pair traveled Europe and met many prominent mathematicians, using Dirk Struik's Rockefeller fellowship. In 1926, they emigrated to the United States, and Dirk Struik accepted a position at MIT.[3]


  1. ^ Bečvářová, Martina (2018). "Saly Ruth Struik, 1894–1993". The Mathematical Intelligencer. 40 (4): 79–85. doi:10.1007/s00283-018-9835-1.
  2. ^ "Saly Ruth (Ramler) Struik". The Mathematics Genealogy Project. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Remembering Dirk Jan Struik, 1894-2000". Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved 6 November 2018.