Sophie Germain

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Sophie Germain
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Born1 Apryle 1776(1776-04-01)
Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, Fraunce
Died27 Juin 1831(1831-06-27) (aged 55)
Paris, Fraunce
NaitionalityFrench
Kent forElasticity theory an nummer theory (e.g. Sophie Germain prime)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematician an philosopher
Academic advisorsCarl Friedrich Gauss

Marie-Sophie Germain (1776 – 1831) wis a French mathematician who made important contributions tae geometry an nummer theory.

Wirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

She won a prize from the French Academy o Sciences.

The Sophie Germain prime an Crater Germain on Venus are namit after her.

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sampson, J. H. (1990). "Sophie Germain and the Theory of Numbers". Archive for History of Exact Sciences. 41 (2): 157–161.
  • Petrovich, Vesna Crnjanski (1999). "Women and the Paris Academy of Sciences". Eighteenth-Century Studies. 32 (3): 383–390.
  • Del Centina, Andrea (2005). "Letters of Sophie Germain preserved in Florence". Historia Mathematica. 32 (1): 60–75.
  • Del Centina, Andrea (2008). "Unpublished manuscripts of Sophie Germain and a revaluation of her work on Fermat's Last Theorem". Archive for History of Exact Sciences. 62 (4): 349–392.

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sophie Germain at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Sophie Germain", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.