Emmy Noether


Emmy Noether was an influential mathematician of her time. She made several major contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She was born on March 23, 1882 to a middle class Jewish family in Germany. Her father Max Noether was also a notable mathematician.

Emmy Noether is best known for Noether’s Theorem. She attended the Municipal School for Higher Education of Daughters in Erlangen. In 1900, she qualified to teach English and French in girls’ schools.


Quick Facts: –

  • Emmy Noether was offered a position at the University of Gottingen but her lectures were advertised under the name of her male colleagues.
  • She accumulated a following of students known as ‘Noether’s Boys’.
  • In 1922, she was given the unofficial title of associate professor, and was hired as an adjunct teacher.
  • Noether’s work has been divided into three epochs. The first epoch developed between 1907 and 1919, the second epoch developed between 1920 and 1926 and the third epoch developed between 1927 and 1935.
  • In 1933, she came to the United States and started teaching at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
  • Her groundbreaking work includes concepts like ‘Noether’s Theorem’, ‘Noetherian rings’, and ‘Noetherian induction’.
  • She died on April 14, 1935 in Pennsylvania, United States. She was 53 years old at that time.
  • After her death, famous scientists Albert Einstein eulogized her in a letter to New York Times.