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Sophie Germain, French mathematician, 19th century.

Sophie Germain, French mathematician, 19th century.
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actual image size: 28cm x 32cm


Sophie Germain (1776-1831) fought against the social prejudices of the time to become a highly recognized mathematician. Self-taught, she made notable contributions to number theory and mathematical physics, particularly on the theory of elasticity. She worked with J L Lagrange (1736-1813) and Carl Friedrich Gaus (1777-1855), and was the first woman who was not a wife of a member, to attend the Academy of Sciences.

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