Some consider Noether’s theorem, as it is now called, as important as Einstein’s theory of relativity; it undergirds much of today’s vanguard research in physics, including the hunt for the almighty Higgs boson. Yet Noether herself remains utterly unknown, not only to the general public, but to many members of the scientific community as well.
Women in science that U should know...and probably don't "I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls." ~ Sally Ride Also listed: Mary Somerville, Caroline Herschel, Mary Anning, Emmy Noether, Alice Catherine Evans, Dorothy Hodgkin, Rosalind Franklin, Mildred Dresselhaus, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Lise Meitner, Annie Scott Dill Maunder, Henrietta Swan Leavitt [click on this image to find a short link & analysis of gendered socialization & the absence of women in…
Emmy Noether revolutionized mathematics — and still faced sexism all her life
Emmy Noether. Amazing woman, amazing mathematician. Noether did trail-blazing work in a number of areas, especially abstract algebra. Rather than focusing on real numbers and polynomials she was interested in abstract structures, like rings or groups, that obey certain rules. She went on to prove fundamentals that now underpin modern physics: Noether's theorem states that any differentiable symmetry of the action of a physical system has a corresponding conservation law.
Emmy Noether was one of the most brilliant and important mathematicians of the 20th Century. In 1915 she uncovered one of science's most extraordinary ideas, proving that every symmetry found in nature has a corresponding law of conservation - the fact that physical laws work the same today as yesterday turns out to be related to the idea that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Noether's theorem underpins much of modern-day physics.
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