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I choose my essay to be about Emmy Noether. Emmy Noether is a very important and influential mathematician. As, a mathematician Emmy Noether innovated contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. Some people such as Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonné, Hermann Weyl, and Norbert Wiener had highly valued her. Many people to this day describe her as “the most important woman in mathematics”. There are many fun and interesting facts about Emmy Noether. Emmy Noether was born on March 23, 1882. She was born in Erlangen, Germany. And she died on April 14, 1935. Emmy Noether died in Lower Merion Township, PA. One award that she won was the Ackermann-Teubner Memorial Award. Emmy Noether got her education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1904–1907. She also studied in University of Göttingen in 1903–1904. Emmy Noether’s siblings includes Fritz Noether, Alfred Noether, and Gustav Robert Noether. Fritz noether was a German-born mathematician just like Emmy Noether. Alfred Noether was born on 1883 and he died in 1918. Gustav Robert Noether was born on 1889 and he died on 1928. Emmy Noether’s parents are Max Noether and Amalia Kaufmann. Max Noether along with his children were mathematicians too, he worked on algebraic geometry and the theory of algebraic functions. Emmy Noether and her siblings were a middle class Jewish family in Germany. During her time Emmy Noether has said many quotes. “My algebraic methods are really methods of working and thinking; this is why they have crept in everywhere anonymously.” This is one quote that Emmy Noether has said. It shows that Emmy Noether is a very hardworking person. “If one proves the equality of two numbers a and b by showing first that “a is less than or equal to b” and then “a is greater than or equal to b”, it is unfair, one should instead show that they are really equal by disclosing the inner ground for their equality.” This is another quote that Emmy Noether has said. Emmy Noether is talking about her perspective on algebra. She is very committed to her work. Many people have been influenced by Emmy Noether. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians, Fraulein Noether was the most significant mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.” This was said by Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein was complimenting Emmy Noether in her work in math and said she was significant. Another quote is “Meine Herren, I do not see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Objecting to sex discrimination being the reason for rejection of Emmy Noether’s application to join the faculty at the University of Gottingen.” This quote was said by David Hilbert. David was trying to support Emmy Noether so that she could teach at the University of Gottingen because unfortunately Emmy was rejected just because of her sex. During her childhood, Emmy Noether could not go to a regular college preparatory school. So, instead of that she went to a finishing school. Some hobbies that she had were cooking. Another hobby that she had was playing the clavier. A clavier is keyboard instrument that has strings. Emmy Noether took examinations for the State of Bavaria in 1900s. She then passed it. This let her to teach French and English at certain schools for women. It was after becoming a English teacher, when Emmy Noether wanted learn mathematics and teach it. During the years 1908 to 1915, Emmy Noether worked at the Mathematical Institute of Erlangen. She worked there without getting payed! Emmy Noether got her Ph. D in Mathematics. She had attended University of Erlangen to get her Ph. D. At the University of Göttingen, Germany she had some difficulty joining the faculty because of her sex but eventually joined. Later the Natzis came and Emmy Noether had to leave Germany. At Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in the U.S she soon worked.