8 March 2018: to party or not to party, that is the question!
To make sure that you don’t go wrong, pick up a bunch of flowers to decorate your desk, thanks to the green fingers of Giulio and Andrea of Numero 9 in Via Pastrengo.
Then, as we stroll around our Milan remembering the great woman and excellent mathematician who was the first-ever Italian woman to write a mathematics text book for students and the first woman mathematics professor at a university: Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the third of twenty-one children, free-spirited, generous, insanely mathematical and the heart and soul of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio old-age home and much, much more besides!
To honour her memory, you simply have drop in at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica and also take a quick tour of Antik, a venue that is specifically dedicated to compasses and ancient armillary spheres!
La Libreria delle Donne (The Women’s Bookshop) is an easy, worthwhile and fun place for your fourth stop, while at the Casa delle Donne (Women’s Home), you will undoubtedly come across a range of new ideas and projects, all female-inspired and hopefully all decidedly mathematical in nature!