Monthly Archives: August 2015

Katherine Johnson

Thanks to Andrew Ross, who wrote to say:  “I just came across this notice from Upworthy via Facebook:” Happy birthday, Katherine Johnson! You may know her as the incredible NASA scientist and physicist who guided the trajectory of Project Mercury … Continue reading

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Margaret Hamilton

Thanks to Richard Ziglar, who pointed out this Wikipedia post about Margaret Hamilton and the code she wrote for the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), pictured below.

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Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether (1882-1935) By Else Hoyrup Introduction This is a non-technical introduction to Emmy Noether, a German mathematician and physicist; one of the greatest mathematicians and physicists of the 20th Century. I first heard her name while an undergraduate studying … Continue reading

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