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Noether and the Tragedy of Forgetting

April 3, 2012

How to explain the unfair obscurity of Amalie Noether (1882-1935)? Inventor of a groundbreaking physics theorem, praised by Albert Einstein as a major thinker, and yet largely forgotten by history. The New York Times piece on her life, published a few days ago, is worthy reading for anyone who wants to add another intellectual to their role-model list.

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