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Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from the Wonder Years) turned 40


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McKellar studied at UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with honors (summa cum laude) in 1998.[12]

As an undergraduate, she coauthored a scientific paper[13] with Professor Lincoln Chayes and fellow student Brandy Winn entitled "Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller models on \mathbb{Z}2."[14] Their results are termed the 'Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem'.[15][16]

Referring to the mathematical abilities of his student coauthors, Chayes was quoted in The New York Times as saying, "I thought that the two were really, really first-rate."[17] McKellar's Erdős number is four and her Erdős–Bacon number is 6.[18]

Chayes, L; McKellar, D; Winn, B (1998). "Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller models on \mathbb{Z}2". Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 31 (45): 9055–9063. Bibcode:1998JPhA...31.9055C. doi:10.1088/0305-4470/31/45/005.

McKellar was named Person of the Week on World News with Charles Gibson for the week ending August 10, 2007. The news segment highlighted her book Math Doesn't Suck and her efforts to help girls develop an interest in mathematics, especially during the middle school years.[29] In January 2014, she received the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award. The citation credited her books, blog, and public appearances for encouraging "countless middle and high school students, especially girls, to be more interested in mathematics."[30]

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One Reddit comment notes the above picture was taken when she was 35.

They offer a photo of her in 2014:

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