Famous Mathematicians (Women and Men) presentation
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
i. Albert was born on March 14th, in Germany 1879
ii. Albert was Jewish, and after being recognized Nazi's
threated to kill him
iii. Albert won the Nobel Peace Prize for physics
iv. Albert is most famous equation is E=MC2
v. Albert is famous for the Theory of Relativity.
vi. Albert's research created the nuclear bomb
vii. Albert wanted to stop the creation of nuclear bombs
viii. Albert went to many colleges MIT, Princeton, Oxford,
University of Zurich,etc.
ix. Albert was also a scientist-physicist
Sir. Isaac Newton-
Isaac was born January 4th, 1642 in England
Isaac worked for college, at Cambridge
Method of Fluxion, infinite calculus.
Newton loved math and science not money and fame.
Isaac made a reflective telescope for the Royal society
Newton made theories on optics and light/color
Isaac proved the theory of planetary motion
Newton discovered gravity
Isaac made a principia containing the 3 laws of motion;
still used today
x. Newton's principia is the one of the most important
science books ever written
xi. Isaac was selected into parliament for the royal society
xii. Isaac overcame a nervous breakdown, after studying
and proving that nothing is made, but transformed or
Archimedes was born 287 BCE in Italy
Archimedes was a greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and
Archimedes received his education in Alexandria, Egypt
Archimedes created the Archimedes screw, which was used for irrigation in
Egypt and for releasing water from a ship
Archimedes claw was used as a weapon to defend his hometown
Archimedes used infinitesimals in a way that is similar to modern integral
Archimedes found the mathematical proof for the formula for area of a
Archimedes found the solution to the problem as an infinite geometric
Archimedes discovered the relation between the surface and
volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder
Archimedes also helped invent pi
Archimedes discovered buoyancy
Archimedes created scientific notation, replacing the greek alphabet
Galileo was born January 15th, 1564 in Italy
Galileo developed a more advanced telescope
Galileo discovered all of Jupiters moons
Galileo books were banned because of his
rationality to life, and science not religion
v. Galileo believed that the solar system was
surrounded by the sun
vi. Galileo was put on house arrest for being
vii. Galileo turned blinded after looking directly
at the sun.
Charles Hermitei. Charles was born in France December 24th, 1822
ii. Charles worked on the number theory, quadratic forms,
invariant theory, orthogonal polynomials, elliptic
functions, and algebra
iii. Hermite published the first proof that e is a
transcendental number, it is not the root of any
algebraic equation with rational coefficients.
iv. Charles was a major figure to create algebraic
v. Charles was a science professor
Depriving from education in
EuropeDuring the Middle Ages, under the influence
of Christendom, many European countries
were against to any form of higher education
for females. Women were mostly deprived from
the fundamental elements of education, like as
reading and writing.Men claimed that education
was a source of temptation and sin for women.
For the most part, learning was limited to nuns
which constituted the only opportunity for
education open to girls during the Middle Ages.
Italian Renaissance Began...
After the fall of Istanbul, many scholars
migrated to Rome, bringing Europe knowledge and
critical thinking, which in turn gave rise to the
Renaissance in Italy, however, there was the
Renaissance when women made their mark on the
academic world. In Italy intellectually gifted
women were admired by men, they were never
ridiculed for being intellectual and educated. This
attitude enabled Italian women to participate in
arts, medicine, literature, and mathematics.
Among many others, Maria Gaetana Agnesi was by
far the most important and extraordinary figure in
mathematics during the 18th century.ce. However,
except in Italy, the status of women throughout
Europe changed very slowly.
Ada was born December 10th, 1815 in London.
Ada was known for scientific computing, a calculation system for the
industrial revolution time period.
Ada made a machine that helped people with general things, mostly
Ada died of cancer in 1852
i. Emmy was born in March 23rd in Germany, 1882
ii. Emmy was best known for her contributions in
theoretical physics and abstract algebra
iii. Emmy was most famous for the RING THEORY
iv. Since Emmy was jewis nazi's forced her out of Germany
v. Emmy corrected and fine tuned the theory of relativity.
vi. Einstein's words, "In the judgment of the most
competent living mathematicians, Fraulein Noether
was the most significant mathematical genius thus far
produced since the higher education of women began."
vii. David Hilbert's words, " I do not see that the sex of the
candidate is an argument against her admission as a
What is the
theory of rings?
.... Sorry I Asked
Lise Meitner- Austria on November
i. Lise was born in
Lise was best known for her radioactive,
and nuclear physics.
Elise's physics team discovered a nuclear
Lise was from a jewish family of eight,
then in 1908 she was baptized.
Elsie, won the nobel peace prize for
Lise created a permanent ioscope.
Element 109 was named after Elise
Nuclear fissionWhen a nucleus in a cell splits, that makes a
huge impact on other nucleus.
Two basic equations are1. 235U + 1 neutron = 2 neutrons + 92Kr +
142Ba + ENERGY
2. 235U + 1 neutron = 2 neutrons + 92Sr +
140Xe + ENERGY
i. Lead to Einstein's letter to Roosevelt
ii. The discovery to the atomic bomb or
Sofia Germaini. Sofia was born April 1st in France, in 1776
ii. Sofia loved school, so he had a male alias to
study at Equole Polytech
iii. Sofia taught herself latin and greek so she
could read classic books
iv. After learning about the death of
Archimedes, she began a lifelong study of
mathematics and geometry
v. Sofia became the first woman to win a prize
from French Academy of Science
vi. Sofia proved Fermat’s Last Theorem
wrong, and made the theory of elacticity
Maria Gaetana Agnesi-
Maria was born May 16th, 1718 in Italy
Maria was an Italian mathematician,activist, and philosopher
Maria was the oldest of 21 children
Maria was a child prodigy
Maria was could speak french and italian at age 5 ,and by 13 Greek,
Hebrew, Spanish, German, and Latin.
Maria worked on Analytical Institutions, dealing with differential and
Maria's Analytical math work was published and used for centuries
Maria was recognized as one of the wealthiest people in Milan.
Maria became a professor for the University of Bologna
Maria was appointed by Pope Benedict XIV to the chair of mathematics
and natural philosophy and physics at Bologna.