Some say that she is the mother of Computing, to others she's a historical curiosity, Ursula Martin unpicks the life of Ada Lovelace: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-scientific-life-of-ada-lovelace Ada, Countess of Lovelace, was born Ada Byron on 10 December 1815, and died, after a long and painful illness, in 1852. The daughter of the poet Lord Byron, and his wife Annabella (nee Milbanke), she married in 1833 William King, who was created Earl of Lovelace in 1838.
Professor Martin will talk on her life and contribution to mathematics.
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