Emmy Noether

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Amalie Emmy Noether (1882–1935) was a German mathematician who contributed to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. Albert Einstein described her as the most important woman in the history of mathematics.[1] She herself however wrote in 1915 that she was in a team performing difficult computations for Einstein, and that "none of us understands what they are good for".[2] A direct consequence of Noether's first theorem are certain important laws of conservation derived from the symmetries.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Edgar Anrew e (2010). Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything.. Carlisle, PA, USA: EP Books, 149. ISBN 978-0-85234-707-2. 
  2. Pais A. (1982). Subtle is the Lord: The science and life of Alert Einstein. Oxford Univeristy Press. ISBN 978-0192806727.