In honor of Pi Day, we’ve put together a gallery of hot women with pies and also living mathematicians who are also hot! And while the hot women with pies certainly have many successes under their belts, we want to especially spotlight the achievements of our living female mathematicians, because few things are actually sexier than doing math really well.

Here are the bios of the female mathematicians highlighted in our gallery, which is below:

**Danica McKellar**: Perhaps best known for her role as Winnie on *The Wonder Years, *McKellar is the author of *Math Doesn’t Suck*, *Kiss My Math*, and *Hot X: Algebra Exposed. *She studied mathematics at UCLA and graduated with highest honors, during which time she co-authored a scientific paper which named their results “the Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem.”

**Kathrin Bringmann** is a German mathematician and number theorist who has contributed heavily to the theory of mock theta functions. Her awards include the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Alfried Krupp-Förderpreis for Young Professors for contributions to mathematics. Bringmann currently teaches at the University of Cologne.

**Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara** is a Greek theoretical physicist who works primarily in foundational mathematics and quantum mechanics. Currently an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo, she received First Prize in the Young Researchers competition at the Ultimate Reality Symposium and is a faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

**Melanie Wood** is a Princeton educated American mathematician who specializes in number theory and algebraic geometry. In 1998 Wood became the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. International Mathematical Science Olympiad Team and later went on to become the first American woman to be named a Putnam Fellow. Some of her numerous awards include the Morgan Prize, a Fulbright fellowship, a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. Wood is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

Irish cryptographer and mathematician **Sarah Flannery** developed the Cayley–Purser algorithm at age 16 and was named EU Young Scientist of the Year soon after. She studied computer science at the University of Cambridge and later got a job at Electronic Arts as a software engineer. Flannery now acts as a “Chief Scientist” at Triuna, a company she co-founded.

German-born mathematician **Ulrike Tillmann** focuses on algebraic topology and has made crucial contributions to the study of the moduli space of algebraic curves. She is currently acting titular Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and also a Fellow of Merton College.

**Maryam Mirzakhani** is a mathematician specializing in Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory and symplectic geometry. Hailing from Iran, Mirzakhani received recognition in her field early on, winning two gold medals in International Mathematical Olympiad competitions as a teenager. She received her Phd from Harvard University and was the recipient of the Blumenthal Award in 2009. Mirzakhani was later named a Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow and worked as a professor at Princeton University.

This is the best gallery evarrrrr.

Danica McKellar makes me want to do… math?

But then there’s Nancy Botwin with that pie!

I just.

Are we to assume she’s got a pot pie?

She’s my total idol.

i love pie.

Not even one picture of Madonna grabbing her crotch? But…but…the puns…I’m sorry…no, it’s fine, I’ll show myself out.

I’m so glad that you’ve decided to celebrate this often overlooked holiday! It’s just so nerdy and awesome!

Pie is the perfect food..There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for pie..I’d even be willing to take on integrals or Euler..Hell, even Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle isn’t nearly as uncertain when you factor some delicious pie into the equation!

It’s only a matter of time before these comments just turn into a list of our favorite pies. So I’ll start. It’s a toss up between coconut and an apple crumble pie with slightly melted ice cream.

French apple pie!!! Deeeeelish! But I’m a sucker for some pumpkin pie. Homemade from scratch. I’m talkin picking out the pumpkin & all. I never touch that can junk.

PECAN PIE! Especially bourbon pecan pie–that is the best.

Key lime pie!

…anyone?

Banana creme pie, but only from Nations

Sweet potato pie!

isn’t it magical? it’s just like pumpkin only better!

I’ve been using today to tell everyone who will listen how I’m celebrating half-tau day. For some reason this isn’t catching on for anyone but my nerdiest friends.

(Anyone who knows why tau is preferable to pi – I want to know you.)

We had a debate about that the other day in physics class, some of us are very passionate about our preference for tau 🙂

A guy in my school’s physics club actually gave an entire presentation on the superiority of tau. It was very convincing.

Just wait til June 28th when you can preach the superiority of tau to all. 🙂

6-28 is also perfect number day.

While I fully support tau in physics/math, (half or full) tau day just isn’t the same as pi day. When apple tau is just as scrumptious as apple pi, I will fully endorse tau day as a holiday. 😉

I majored in math in college.

I love tau! It drives me nuts that we use pi because it doesn’t make any fucking sense in radians. If we used tau instead I feel like kids would get radias and the geometry of circles so much more intuitively.

I have a lot of really positive feelings about pi, but more about tau. Like a lot more.

I agree..I am both a Taoist..And a Tauist..

Im a physicist (college student *ahem*) and I approve this article. Happy 3.14!

I AM A PHYSICIST COLLEGE STUDENT AS WELL!

So let’s wait until June and celebrate the whole tau day 😉

This sounds like a plan.

I don’t understand what she specializes in, but Maryam Mirzakhani is my new favorite mathy person

yes, agreed

That stare! I can’t look away. Also she sounds impressive and miles over my head.

I once made a pi-pie. It was blackberry (I picked them in a forest). The numbers were around the outside, a pi symbol in the centre.

I have also made a complete periodic table from gingerbread cookies.

Just on the topic of mathemagical baking

I wish I was a mathematician… Seriously, I think math is so cool, and I’m totally jealous of all these mathematicians for getting to do something so interesting, even though I barely understand it.

Happy Pi Day!

For pi day in high school (I went to a math/science magnet school), I baked a square pie, because, you know, our pi r-squared.

i appreciate this.

came out to my parents today, so pi day is my birthgay <3 rainbow pie next year? or just these pins: http://rlv.zcache.com/rainbow_pi_button-p145623429569644401t5sj_400.jpg

Congrats! Hope it went okay.

it went better than i expected! thanks <3

also i am actually really really happy right now, like i have been waiting too long to do this, and it feels so good to be telling the truth

You’re birthday?

That’s a thing?

Why didn’t anyone tell me?!?!

I’d like to add to cute moments in pie history with Tegan on the Feelings Report at around 1:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO-8X8xPJ78

A post that features Kritsen Chenowith, Betty White AND the Swedish Chef?

Bless you Laneia, bless you.

A little Vi Hart for cute lady mathematician! http://youtu.be/jG7vhMMXagQ

Snake snake snake

This is my favourite gallery of all time. Sexy nerdy women WITH PIE! I honestly can’t think how to make this better.

WHERE IS CAROL VORDERMAN?!

In my freshman math class I got bored and started memorizing pi. I love pi day now because it is the only day of the year that it is socially acceptable for me to ramble it off this far:

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459

I figure by the time i graduate high I should have it memorized to 100 digits?

mylifeispi

Two words: Maryam Mirzakhani.

Also, pie.

Also, today’s my friend’s birthday.

Bless this post.

I <3 pie – cherry, pumpkin, lime, whatevs.

Also my uncle's fam legit celebrates pi day. I may come from a family of nerds e.g I actually mourn the loss of print encyclopedias because what does a little proto-geek do if they can't just pick up volume W-Z for a little random light reading at bedtime.

Pi day is pretty cool celebrated at waterloo while copying assignments lol.