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  1. Loved reading your page in the weekend paper – having done my PhD in a cave in Trinidad in the mid-1960s, it brought back lots of lovely memories: [“His PhD was one of the first whole ecosystem studies that examined community and energy relationships (1969); and it was the earliest such study conducted by a single researcher. For this he received the awards for Best PhD Thesis and Best PhD Student”!!] – Happy to share stuff if you are interested – Supportively, Stuart

    • KatherineJohnson

      Dear Professor Hill
      Many thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in replying. I actually have only just come across your message now (I have to admit that I hadn’t realised the wordpress site had a direct messaging capability). I’m very pleased you enjoyed the piece in the paper, and your PhD research sounds fascinating. I am doing my own PhD now in a different field, but remain interested in caves. My latest novel, The Better Son, is based in a Tasmanian cave (Kubla Khan). There’s something that makes a person feel very small about being inside a place of such deep time.
      Thanks for making contact.
      kind regards

  2. Dear Katherine Johnson,

    I am a student in France who is fascinated by your work. That’s why my friends and I decided to do our TPE about you, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. The TPE in France is a test which counts for the baccalauréat.
    We would like to know more things about your works.
    Thank you very much for your time
    Camelia KHELIFI

    • Dear Camelia, I am an Australian writer, not the Katherine Johnson mathematician. Good luck with your search.
      kind regards

  3. Dear Katherine,
    Hi my name is Sarah Fox. I am doing a project on your work and life at NASA Langley. I am a big fan of the movie Hidden Figures and your math in the trajectory analysis. I am really hoping you could get back to us and hopefully give us some info on your work. Thank You. And hope you get back soon!

  4. Katherine,
    Hi my name is Micaela Sullivan! I am doing project on your work and need some pointers on where to start. I am a huge fan and love the movie that was made after your legacy. Please respond as soon a possible! Thank you!
    Kind Regards,
    Micaela Sullivan

  5. I have just finished reading “The Better Son” and thought it brilliant! Could not put it down It prompted me do some research on Tasmanian caves, especially Kubla Khan. How magnificent are they and how insignificant are we in comparison.

  6. Many thanks, Susan, for your lovely feedback. Much appreciated! Yes indeed, these caves are incredible and very humbling. Thank you for taking the time to write.
    kind regards

  7. Dear Katherine,
    I have been very interested in the “Better Son” it was amazing. You truly have a gift. Thank you for the wonderful information on the Tasmanian Caves. Thank you again.
    Kind Regards,
    Besty Sue

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