|Born||1973 (age 43–44)|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Thesis||Iwasawa Theory of Elliptic Curves for ρ-Adic Lie Extensions (1998)|
|Doctoral advisor||John H. Coates|
|Notable awards||Adams Prize (2002)|
She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1998 with thesis title Iwasawa Theory of Elliptic Curves for ρ-Adic Lie Extensions under the supervision of John H. Coates.
In 2002, Howson won the Adams Prize for her work on number theory and elliptic curves. She was the first woman to win the prize in its 120-year history. In an interview, she indicated that the competitive and single-minded nature of higher mathematics is possibly part of what discourages women from pursuing it.
- Susan Howson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Gold, Karen (4 March 2002). "Lecturer makes history in maths". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- "Dr Susan Howson on Woman's Hour". BBC Radio 4. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- "Profiles - Faculty of Mathematics - University of Cambridge". Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- Woman joins Adams family March 2002