Marie-Sophie Germain

1776 - 1831

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Sophie Germain made a major contributions to number theory (in particular, the theory of primes), acoustics and elasticity.
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Paris street namesRue Sophie Germain (14th Arrondissement)
Planetary featuresCrater Germain on Venus
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  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. Agnes Scott College
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  6. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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