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Lars Jaeger July 17, 2017 , 0

Mathematics and Gender Politics II - On the death of the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Sometimes the timeliness of the own writing can surprise the author himself. A few days ago this blog was dedicated to Emmy Noether, the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century. It also mentioned the greatest female mathematician of the 21st century: Maryam Mirzakhani is the only female winner of the highest award in mathematics, the […]

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Lars Jaeger July 9, 2017 , 0

On mathematics and gender politics - Emmy Noether: Pioneer of abstract algebra and modern theoretical physics

Anyone who takes a closer look at the history of mathematics quickly realizes that only male geniuses seem to ever have worked in this field. Whether the “Princeps mathematicorum” Carl Friedrich Gauss or the Swiss Leonhard Euler, whether Isaac Newton, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, or David Hilbert, whether Pythagoras, Archimedes, Euclid, Fibonacci, or al-Chwarizmi, in the […]

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