5 Things To Know About One Of The Earliest Women In Mathematics

March 23, 2015 5:14 PM

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5 Things To Know About One Of The Earliest Women In Mathematics

Google Doodle paid homage Monday to Emmy Noether, a little-known 20th century German mathematician whose trailblazing work in the fields of algebra and theoretical physics was recognized by Albert Einstein as having “enormous importance” on future mathematicians. Noether (1882-1935) was a pioneer for women at a time when education was largely reserved for men.

“Noether was passionate about math, despite living in an era where women were often excluded from these subjects,” wrote the doodle’s artist, Sophie Diao. “But there weren’t any obstacles that would stop Noether from her studies. In this doodle, each circle symbolizes a branch of math or physics tha...

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