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Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician who helped send Americans into space

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician who helped send Americans into space

Los Angeles Times - Amina Khan

Before they were machines based on silicon, “computers” were actually women — though their colleagues would often refer to them as “girls.” The film “Hidden Figures,” which opened to wide release Friday and picked up two Golden Globe nominations, tells the story of three black computers who dealt …

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