Gladys Mae Brown
1931 (age 87–88)
|Education||Virginia State University (BA, MA)|
Virginia Tech (PhD)
|Known for||satellite geodesy|
Ira West (m. 1957)
Gladys Mae West (née Brown) (born 1930/1931) is an American mathematician. She is known for her works to the mathematical modelling of the shape of the Earth. She was one of the team of mathematicians who worked on the development of the satellite geodesy models that eventually became the Global Positioning System.
West was added into the United States Air Force Hall of Fame in 2018.
References[change | change source]
- Butterfly, Amelia (20 May 2018). "Gladys West - the 'hidden figure' of GPS". BBC News Online. BBC 100 Women 2018.
- "Meet Gladys West: One Of The 'Hidden Figures' Behind The Creation Of The GPS System". Because of Them, We Can. Retrieved 2018-02-09.