Celebrating Emmy Noether

This public lecture will celebrate Emmy Noether, one of the first Visitors at the Institute from 1933–35, and a highly prolific mathematician who published groundbreaking papers in rarefied fields of abstract algebra and ring theory.

Georgia Benkart, Member (1996) in the School of Mathematics and Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss Emmy Noether’s groundbreaking mathematical contribution to modern algebra. Karen Uhlenbeck, founder of the Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute and Professor Emerita at the University of Texas, will explore Noether’s fundamental insight into the conservation law in modern theoretical physics. Additionally, Catherine Chung, Visitor in the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies and Assistant Professor at Adelphi University, will give a brief overview of Emmy Noether’s life. Ingrid Daubechies, Member (1999) in the School of Mathematics and James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, will moderate the event.

Support for this event is provided by the Schwab Charitable Fund made possible by the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt

Date & Time

May 06, 2016 | 5:30pm


Wolfensohn Hall