Marie-Sophie Germain contributed much to the fields of mathematics, philosophy, and physics and proved to be an exceptional physicist, mathematician, and philosopher throughout her lifetime. Overcoming all obstacles thrown her way, Germain fought relentlessly for her education and proved to not only her parents, but the whole mathematic and scientific community that women could be successful. From the start of her life, Germain was blessed with a life few had access to. Marie-Sophie Germain was born on April 1, 1776 in Paris, France, to Ambroise-François and Marie-Madelaine Gruguelin and lived in an upper-class home that welcomed liberal ideals (“Sophie Germain”). Being brought up with…
Sophie Germain was born during a time of revolution in France (Laubenbacher and Pengelley, 5). This is very fitting because Germain, in her own way, was a revolutionary. She became interested in mathematics at a very young age, and without any sort of formal education or training became one of the greatest mathematicians in history (Swift). Germain fought against gender stereotypes during her life and fought for recognition as a female mathematician (Swift). Throughout her life, Germain refused…
women have struggled to gain complete acceptance in the mathematics field. “Mathematics is seen as a male-dominated field and it has been an uphill battle for women trying to break into the field” (Solomon 172). Despite this, there have been several women throughout history who have made significant contributions to and impacts in the field of mathematics. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact and experiences of female mathematicians, and gender differences in this field. This paper…
A German Jewish mathematician, known for her contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics, Amalie Emmy Noether was described by many other famous mathematic theorists as the most important woman in the history of mathematics. An article on Applied Mathematics gives a brief insight into the importance of her work: Emmy Noether was one of the most brilliant and important mathematicians of the 20th century. She altered the course of modern physics. Einstein called her a genius. Yet…
College in Moraga, CA. As an adult, she found that the Saint Mary's Math Contest no longer existed, and connected with Joshua Zucker, a high school mathematics teacher, and Jim Sotiros, Director of Development at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) to create something to take its place and hopefully inspire students. She sought to offer non-competitive environment and problem sets that started off easy and rise to a level that would challenge advanced students. As…
Scientist And Mathematicians Of The 1800s The purpose of this articulated essay is to inform the reader about two beings in the 19th century who contributed to the fields of mathematics and scientifics. so, may this article discuss to you the purpose of these two men and the ways they changed the world, through thick and thin , hard and easy, and how they showed the world their ill-minded ideas and turned them into objects that shaped it and the people who inhabit it. so, may this essay please…
APA Annotated Bibliography: Mathematics Mathematicians. (2015, December 17). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 9, 2016, from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians.htm#tab-1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median pay, typical entry-level education, work experience, job outlook, and so on in its collection of information on mathematicians taken from the studies completed by the United States Department of Labor. Mathematicians conduct research in order to develop different…
Mathematicians have been around for centuries. They have contributed great amounts of knowledge to the world. A mathematician is a person who excels or is an expert in mathematics. One specific mathematician that brought great ideas into the world was Gottfried Leibniz. He contributed a lot to mathematics, science, physics, philosophy and even his local government. Mathematicians are very important because without them we would not have many important theories that explain why certain things…
Mathematician Lament Paul Lockhart wrote a paper criticizing the current model for mathematic education and how it is inevitably failing to actually teach students math. He states that math should actually be considered a part of the arts (Paul Lockhart pg.3), the reason that students not only lack a sense of interest but an inability to properly learn math is because it isn 't treated as an art. The current practice of giving students overly complicated processes to learn math when in…
West Virginia is full of rolling mountains ranges with valleys tucked in between the stretches of mountains. The valleys are beautiful and full life, a stark difference to the tall cold mountains that surround them. These valleys are an evident outlier in the environment around them. Katherine Johnson is another prime example of an outlier from West Virginia. Her endless intelligence and affinity for numbers made her stand out among her peers as future mathematician. This affinity for numbers…