In History: Sophie Germain

Germain, born April 1, 1776, was a mathematician who often worked under a pseudonym because she was concerned her work wouldn’t be taken seriously if people knew she was a woman. One of the pioneers of elasticity theory, she won the grand prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her essay on the subject. Her work on Fermat’s Last Theorem provided a foundation for mathematicians exploring the subject for hundreds of years after.

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    I’m pretty sure Sophie Germain is one of my spirit guides.
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    Totally badass. Also, this made me feel smart because i know what Fermat’s Last Theorem Is, and i could probably even...
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