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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby Baker » 17 Mar 2015, 07:12

I raely see the Google doodles. Well done for this one. I hadn't heard of her either.
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby Proofrdr » 17 Mar 2015, 11:07

Google is living up to its promise to include women.
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby wildlx » 24 Mar 2015, 02:47

Again today's google doodle: Emmy Noether

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Emmy Noether (German: [ˈnøːtɐ]; official name Amalie Emmy Noether;[1] 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was an influential German mathematician known for her groundbreaking contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. Described by Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonné, Hermann Weyl, Norbert Wiener and others as the most important woman in the history of mathematics,[2][3] she revolutionized the theories of rings, fields, and algebras. In physics, Noether's theorem explains the fundamental connection between symmetry and conservation laws.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether
http://www.vox.com/2015/3/23/8274777/emmy-noether
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby Baker » 24 Mar 2015, 06:43

Cool! :-) More kudos to Google.
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby Proofrdr » 24 Mar 2015, 07:35

That Wikipedia article is excellent. Neat that she chose Bryn Mawr over Princeton. What an amazing educational experience for those young women!
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby wildlx » 23 Jul 2015, 10:41

Another woman I had not heard of: Chien-Shiung Wu
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby Proofrdr » 23 Jul 2015, 13:06

Wow! What a remarkable woman! Great article.
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby Baker » 25 Jul 2015, 09:20

Wow, indeed. Incredible. Thanks for the link, that was a great read about someone I had never heard of. :-)
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby wildlx » 10 Dec 2015, 05:18

I had never heard of Grace Hopper...

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Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992), née Grace Brewster Murray, was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.[1] She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944,[2] invented the first compiler for a computer programming language,[3][4][5][6][7] and was one of those who popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first high-level programming languages. She is credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches (in one instance, removing a moth from a computer[8]).

Owing to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace"


She is also know as the queen of code. A documentary with that name about her here: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-queen-of-code/
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Re: The Rosalind Franklin Memorial Thread

Postby wildlx » 12 Apr 2016, 09:08

She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. To top it off, she did it all as a black woman in the 1950s and ’60s, when women at NASA were not even invited to meetings.
And you’ve probably never heard of her.
Meet Katherine Johnson, the African-American woman who earned the nickname “the human computer” at NASA during its space race golden age.


The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman
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