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On Society vs. the Mind

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Albert  Einstein

 

Celebrating Amalie Noether

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Google’s celebration of this relatively unknown figure highlights her brilliance in the face of staunch sexism.  As a woman, I still feel sexism today though it’s far more subtle – the glass ceilings still need to be broken through, but she faced brick ceilings and walls.  Born in 1882 in Erlangen, Germany, she was born into a family of brilliant mathematicians, yet had to beg to be allowed to study at University; when she aced her audited courses they only reluctantly acknowledged her achievements, yet Einstein himself referred to her as “the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced.”  To read more about her story, and details of her scientific breakthroughs, please click on the image below.

Amalie Noether  (Wikimedia Commons)

Amalie Noether (Wikimedia Commons)

 

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