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84 years ago, on April 14th the great mathematician Emmy Noether passed away. Noether was a pioneer of modern algebra and the study of rings and fields. She also made major contributions to theoretical physics, showing that every continuous symmetry of a Lagrangian has a corresponding conservation law (a separate post about this important theorem will be out later today).
As a woman, she was unable to hold as high a faculty position or make as much money as some of her male contemporaries, even though some of them (like Hermann Weyl) admitted that she was a much better mathematician. She was well-respected and regarded as one of the best mathematicians of her time.
This article published in the New York Times is a tribute to her written by Albert Einstein, one of many scientists and mathematicians who garnered a deep respect for Emmy Noether.
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