[LMB] Emmy Noether OT:

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Jan 1 19:06:18 GMT 2022


Hail to a great pioneer! Oh, yes, you bet I remember set theory from my college days. And in fact, found it fun, unlike other branches of higher math.
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Subject: [LMB] Emmy Noether OT:


 She was the most eminent mathematician of the 20th century, despite women being
almost completely banned from learning higher mathematics. Despite the politics of
mathematicians which contain much penis waving contests, her social position made
it possible for her to persist. She did it not for fame or glory but because she wanted
to do mathematics. Fleeing Germany for America during the great unpleasantness there
for Jewish people she found employment in a small woman’s college.

Considered minor by mathematicians he proof that every symmetry implied a conservation
law and conversely this insight has been major in physics. For example, the theory of Supersymmetry
has been major and physicist have been search for symmetry and conservation laws.

For more information consult Wikipedia and more authoritative sources.


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