At the beginning of the 20th century, women’s access to the academy was tough. Getting a Ph.D. degree or an official recognition for research was almost impossible. Yet, an extraordinary woman changed the history forever: Amalie Emmy Noether. Her work has been fundamental for Physics and essential for Mathematics.
The Extraordinary Emmy Noether is a book that tells her story. Stochastic Models of Complex Disordered Systems Millennium Nucleus, where researchers from Center for Mathematical Modeling at Universidad de Chile (CMM) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile join in, developed it.
It’s a work by Gregorio Moreno, original idea and scientific contents reviewer; Paloma Valdivia and Matías Celedón, texts; Paloma Valdivia, illustrator; Magdalena Pérez, design; María Consuelo Thiers, Cécile Jourdan, and Alejandro Ramírez, review of contents.
It’s a story based on actual facts. The illustrations portray the biography, historical context, and contributions made by Emmy Noether. It is an innovative way of knowing for eight to 10 years-old children.
“It brings Math closer to children through a real story. And do that with a great narrative and illustrations. It is a part of a project of our Nucleus. The idea is to publish a series of books on the life of great mathematical women,” says CMM researcher Daniel Remenik.
Soon, the team will publish a new book. Now, it’s Maryam Mirzakhani’s turn. She is an Iranian mathematician recognized with the 2014 Field Medal.