Why isn't the Emmy Noether Google Doodle being shown worldwide?

March 23, 2015 6:58 PM

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Why isn't the Emmy Noether Google Doodle being shown worldwide?

Monday's Google Doodle honors German mathematician Emmy Noether, who overcame impediments barring women from academia and prejudice and exclusion at the hands of the Nazis, but was unable to have her Google Doodle universally shown on what would be her 133rd birthday.

Born on March 23, 1882 in the Bavarian town of Erlangen, Noether contributed to major advancements in both physics and mathematics, subjects that shunned women. She was also Jewish, a serious career liability in Germany at the time.

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