Analyst, Metaphysician, and Founder of Scientific Computing
Her name is Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. She was born on 10 December 1815 and she died on 27 November 1852. Her father and mother separated when she was a baby. She was raised by her mother and grandmother. Ada was ill when she was a child and spent much time in bed. Ada’s mother promoted Ada’s interest in Mathematics and logic. She was privately schooled by well-known tutors. She also learned music. She married William King and they had three children. teteg.13
Throughout her life, Ada was strongly interested in scientific developments . With Charles Babbage, she studied “The Analytical Engine” and the “ Difference Engine”. In 1842, Charles was invited to give a seminar at the University of Turin about his analytical engine. Luigi Menabrea a young Italian engineer, wrote up Babbages lecture in French, and Babbage asked Ada to translate it into English. She also added some notes and explanations to the original.. teteg.13
In 1953, over one hundred years after her death, Adas notes on Babbages Analytical Engine were republished. The engine has now been recognized as an early model for a computer and Adas notes as a description of a computer and software. teteg.13
Ada died of cancer in 1852, at the age of 37. Her contributions to science were resurrected only recently. Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer. teteg.13
“Ada Lovelace Day" is an annual event celebrated in mid-October whose goal is to "raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths". The Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of women in the free culture and open source movements. teteg.13
On the 197th anniversary of her birth, Google dedicated its Google Doodle to her. The doodle shows Lovelace working on a formula along with images that show the evolution of the computer. http://youtu.be/uLBWNQeVPFQ teteg.13
This is a portrait of Ada’s father. He was a very famous poet.However, she was buried beside him at the Church of St.MaryMagdalene, in Hucknall, Nottingnall. teteg.13
Sally Ride Eugenie Clarke Luise Zietz Clara Zetzin And many more…………… DO YOU KNOW ANY? teteg.13
WRITE a composition about a woman in science, technology, engineering math or literature whose achievements you admire and share it with us. REMEMBER: Introduction : who is it? Why is she important’ Body : write about short biography. Conclusion : why do you admire her? HAND IT IN: before Easter. teteg.13
Images taken from Google. Information taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/ Ada_Lovelace. http://www.guardian .co.uk.science /blog/2012/oct/13/Tuesday-ada-lovelace-day- inspirational-women teteg.13
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