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Symmetry and the Law: A Hidden Connection

If you ask someone to name a woman scientist, they will probably name Marie Curie. If you ask them to name another, most will not know what to say. And if you ask someone to name a woman mathematician, most people will not be able to name a single one. Why is that? Have there not been any woman mathematicians? Or have people not bothered to find about woman mathematicians. I think it is important for our children to know that there have been great woman mathematicians and scientists and that science, and more specifically mathematics is not just a province of men. In today’s VERITAS we will talk about a great woman mathematician who made huge contributions to physics and mathematics. Her work led to a new insight into the fundamental laws of Physics and resulted in major developments in modern physics. The name of this mathematician was Emmy Noether and this is what Einstein said of her: “Fraulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.”

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