(Mary Ann) Elizabeth Stephansen (10 March 1872, Bergen – 23 February 1961) was a Norwegian mathematician and educator.
She was educated at the Bergen Cathedral School. She was the first Norwegian woman to receive a mathematics doctorate, which she obtained in 1902 from the University of Zurich. She first served as a teacher of physics and mathematics at Bergen Cathedral School and Bergen Technical School. From 1906 until her retirement in 1937 she worked at the Agricultural College of Norway at Ås.
^ Kari Hag. “Elizabeth Stephansen”. Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
^ Catherine M. Haines, International Women in Science, pp.295-6
^ “Elizabeth Stephansen”. Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians: Elizabeth Stephansen
Kari Hag and Peter Lindqvist, Elizabeth Stephansen: A pioneer
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