Emmy Norther



By Mike McEllen



            In the spring of 2001, while attending Appalachian State University, I participated in a class study, conducted by Dr. Sarah Greenwald (http://www.cs.appstate.edu/~sjg/index.html), on Women and Minorities in Mathematics.(http://www.cs.appstate.edu/~sjg/wmm/)  This class was a window into the roles that women and their plights played in the historical development of mathematics.  This webpage is dedicated to one such woman.


            Emmy Noether was only the second woman to ever attain a Ph.D in the field of mathematics.  She had to fight long and hard to be accepted into the male dominated world of science and math.  Mathematics brought Noether through WWI and through the rise of the Nazi party.  But with the help of her family she succeeded.  Here is some information that may be helpful in the study of the woman that made it through a World War and conquered the math world.


Quick Refference of life (schooling, honors, publications, employment)

In-Depth Look at her life and work (class paper)

Mathematical Genealogy

Places to find information about Noether (books, articles, links)