Born Amalie Emmy Noether on March 23, 1882, Emmy Noether was a mathematician who proved to be hugely influential. Albert Einstein called Emmy Noether "the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began." Her theorem (Noether's theorem), which deals with symmetry in nature and the universal laws of conservation, is considered by some to be as important as Einstein's theory of relativity.
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Noether's Theorem Explained
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The Most Important Woman in the History of Mathematics
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Noether's theorem connects conservation laws and symmetries in nature. 00:33

Bicycle wheels don't fall over while rolling because they are rotationally symmetric, meaning that they conserve angular momentum. 00:58

Because she was Jewish and a woman, Emmy Noether was persecuted and denied faculty positions throughout her life. 01:44
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