Thursday, March 24, 2011

Emmy Noether and Women's History Month


Coincidentally, during Women's History Month, I'm studying Emmy Noether's work on symmetric groups and conservation laws in physics. There's a great Wikipedia entry on her life and work. I found links to her conservation paper in both English and German at UCLA's Women in Physics site. There are a few books about her life and her theorem that look interesting. I'll be reading "Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem" later this month.

She spent her last few years at Bryn Mawr College a few miles from Philadelphia. Her ashes are scattered below the cloisters there. If you'd like to travel to the college, a map and transit information is included below. It turns out that it's pretty simple via SEPTA once you get to Philadelphia.



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